Celtic Cross Stitch Patterns & Designs

Celtic & Medieval Cross Stitch

Overview On The Arts, Designs and Motifs of Medieval Cross Stitch

Medieval Cross StitchCeltic and medieval arts are well renowned for their intricacy and diminutive details. All over the world where there is appreciation for fine art; Celtic and Medieval arts are the first names taken. Their celtic designs, motifs and cross stitch patterns are poised, influential and salient. They generally integrate sweeping curves and geometric patterns that can be moderately complex.

Over the centuries, the civilizations have come across each other; the richer and stronger the culture, it left more impact on the other civilization. The point to consider is that if Celtic and Medieval art is so appreciated all over the world, it does have capability to impress others. It does have some thing extraordinary which we need to fathom. Though Celts did not have their written language; they do not have any books on their art written but still their art is passed on for ages and ages. This shows the veracity of their art and its potential to make a place in the culture of another civilization.



With so many other forms of art, embroidery specifically cross stitch embroidery is the most esteemed form. They have rich and deep colors, intricate designs which make them extraordinarily eye catching and unique. I’ve seen few families who keep Celtic tapestries as priceless treasures. There’s aunt of mine who has this extremely beautiful tapestry on her living room’s wall. She never placed any other decorative item in that room; as she says nothing can stand in front of this art. The Celtic cross stitch patterns are typically embellished with geometrical patterns, spirals, interlacing patterns, knot works, alphabets, animal forms and zoomorphic patterns. With every passing day different civilizations did add to the Celtic patterns but they managed to keep the basic details for which the Celtic art is famous for.


Celtic cross stitch embroideries are predominantly a part of heritage in Irish, Scotts and Minx. These cross stitch patterns are excessively used in our day to day routines from cushion covers to tapestries, from tea cozies to spectacle’s covers, from clothes to wall hangings. We can find these patterns everywhere all around the world; online, in markets, in books, in kits and in art pattern guides.  Their basics are same as for any other cross stitch but the difference lies in the choice of pattern. Celts used to have artists explicitly designated to make only patterns and then there were craftsmen who made different uses of those appealing patterns.


There is an addiction to Celtic and Medieval cross stitch art. All of you who have done it or have seen it somewhere do agree to my statement. Don’t you? I have seen people infatuated with Celtic and Medieval patterns. They even get these interlacing patterns on their bodies in the form of tattoos. These tattoos are so famous that now removable tattoo stickers are also available.