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njoy Celtic cross-stitch designs

as rich as their history. Celtic

myth and

lore

have fascinated

people for centuries with their

blend of sacred and mystical ele-

ments. The symbols of this magiculture remain scattered

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throughout the

on

British Isles

stones and obelisks, in abbeys and caves. In recent years,

number

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many media

of inspir.it ion for art,

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CROss-STvrcb Mike Vickery

f Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.

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New

Sterling/Chapelle Book

York

For Chapelle Limited

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>wner Jo Packham

Editor: Leslie

Ridenour

Staff Malissa Boatwright, Sara Casperson,

Rebecca Christensen, Holly Fuller, Amber Hansen, Holly Hollingsworth, Susan Jorgensen, Susan Laws, Amanda McPeck, Barbara Milburn, Pat Pearson, Cindy Rooks, Cindy Stoeckl, Ryanne Webster, Nancy Whitley and Lorrie Young

Bibliograp hy Cirker, Blanche: The

Book of Kells: Selected

Full Color; Dover,

Photographer: Kevin Dilley for Hazen Photography

Plates in

New York,

1992.

Davis, Courtney: The Art of Celtia; Blandford, London, 1994.

Special thanks to Kerry O'Neal of in

Tempe, Arizona

for

The

Irish Gift

House Davis, Courtney: The Celtic Art Source Book; Blandford,

her valuable consultation.

London, 1988.

you have any questions or comments or would like information on specialty products featured in this book, If

Delaney, FYank: Legends of the Celts; Sterling,

please contact:

Chapelle

1992.

Rutherford, Ward: Celtic Mythology; Sterling,

Ltd., Inc.

PO Box 9252 Ogden,

New York,

New

York,

1987.

UT 84409

Phone: (801) 621-2777: FAX: (801) 621-2788

Stewart,

R.J.: Celtic

Gods, Celtic Goddesses; Blandford,

London, 1990.

Library of Congress Cataloging-in- Publication Data Vickery, Mike. Celtic cross-stitch /

Mike Vickery.

cm. p. "A Sterling/Chapelle Book." Includes index.

ISBN 1. I.

0-8069-1382-7

Cross-stitch-Patterns.

2.

Decoration and ornament, Celtic.

Title.

IT778.C76V53 1996 95-32938

746.44'3041-dc20

CIP 10 9 8 7

A

654 32

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Sterling/Chapelle

Book

The

written instructions, photographs,

designs, patterns and projects

Published by Sterling Publishing Company, Inc. 387 Park Avenue South, New York, NY. 10016

©

1996 by Chapelle Ltd.

Distributed

in

Canada by

purpose only. Any other use, especially commercial use, is forbidden that

Sterling Publishing

anadian Manda Group, One Atlantic Avenue, Suite 105 Toronto, Ontario, Canada M6K 3K7 i

Distributed

in

Great Britain and Europe by Cassell

Box 6651, Baulkham Hills. Business Centre, Printed and hound in ( lima P.O.

All Rights Reserved

ISBN 0-8069

under law without the written permission of the copyright holder.

PLC

Wellington House, 125 Strand. London WC2R 0BB, England Distributed in Australia by Capricorn Link (Australia) Pty Ltd.

Sterlii

in this

volume are intended for the personal use of the reader and may be reproduced for

NSW

215:;, Australia

Every all

effort

has been made

the information

However, due and individual

in this

to

book

ensure that is

accurate.

to differing conditions, tools, skills,

the publisher cannot

be held responsible for any injuries, losses, and other damages which may result from 1382-7

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use of the information

in this

book.

aoike vickeRY

from a young age, Mike did not begin his designing career until 1992. Dissatisfied with his career in the computer field, he quit and then began working for a cross-stitch company. Within a year he left the company and began working as a free-lance designer.

Although interested

in art

Becoming a free-lance designer allowed him to work from his home office and spend more time with his wife, Amy, and his two children, Justin and Maegan. In his

home

A

spare time, Mike enjoys jogging, music, sports, and gardening in

the yard of his

the foothills of the north Georgia mountains.

talented fine

on

in

artist

display at the

as well, he

Etowah

is

a

Art Gallery

member

of the

in Cartersville,

Etowah

Arts Council. His fine art

is

Georgia.

Mike was excited to be able to create the designs in this book. He was not familiar with Celtic art and enjoyed learning the history of this unique style. He appreciated the challenge of creating designs this rich, detailed and fascinating.

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