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May the road rise to meet you ...
My grandmother’s family were from Ireland, and although I’ve never visited myself I always think of her on St Patrick’s Day in March. She was also an
amazingly talented seamstress and embroiderer so this year I’m remembering her talents with this little hoop embroidery celebrating the old Gaelic blessing …..

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  • 113481_2F2016-02-22-174913-GaelicBlessingHoop2.pdf 2.27 MB [ Download ]
  • How to make an embroidery hoop frame. Gaelic Blessing Hoop - Step 1
    Step 1

    Use two strands of floss throughout.

    Download and print the pattern - it's also provided in reverse to suit your preferred method of transfer. Transfer the design to the centre of your background fabric and hoop up.

  • How to make an embroidery hoop frame. Gaelic Blessing Hoop - Step 2
    Step 2

    The large flowers are worked in radiating straight stitch. I find it
    easiest to imagine a clock and place my first stitches at 3, 6, 9 and 12 o’clock then go around and fill in between them - this helps me make sure that they are even. The centres of the large flowers are
    French knots. The text is worked in back stitch. You will find full details of floss colours and stitches in the pattern download.

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