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Here are the stitched sample Celtic knot blocks and projects that show thread options. There are larger pictures of the color choices for the 14" preprinted embroidery blocks below the sample pictures.

Please use the dropdown button on the Aine, Danu and Caer pages to choose your fabric color when ordering. Please click on the highlighted links to go to the appropriate pages for blocks and threads.

Scroll down to see all the embroidered sample blocks and finished projects of the Legend of Merlin series, with the Aine, Danu and Caer Celtic knot designs. Embroidery class pictures, too.

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Closeup of Aine knot, showing the twilling stitch hand embroidery and bias applique.

Closeup of a corner of the Aine knot, showing the twilling stitch used for the hand embroidery of the outer set of preprinted lines. Hand appliqued bias tape follows the inside lines of each of the three strands that make up this Celtic knot.

Aine knot done with bias applique and hand embroidery

Aine preprinted block (Pure Soul background color) with hand appliqued 1/4" sewn bias and hand embroidered with the twilling stitch using 6 strands of embroidery floss.

Center closeup of the hand embroidered and hand appliqued Aine knot.

Closeup of the center of the Aine knot, showing the over and under of the bias and the hand embroidery.

 

Hand embroidered vest

Back of batik vest with Danu block reverse appliqued on shoulder.

Using Judy Mullen's vest pattern, a Danu block was reverse appliqued on the back of the vest into a blue/green/khaki batik. The Camelot color Danu block was stitched in five colors of Weeks Dye Works pearl cotton thread; Fire, Cypress, Amber, Americana and one multicolor, Confetti.

Front of vest

Here's the front of the vest, showing the colorful fabric chosen for the lining. More stitching may be added to the front along the neckline.

Closeup of vest back showing stitched Danu block.

A close up of the Danu block on the back of the vest.

Danu stitched block

Danu in Seek What is Lost colorway:
Hand embroidered with 4050 Roaming Pastures

Embroidered Aine block in Brigid's Mantle colorway

Aine in Brigid's Mantle colorway, hand embroidered with DMC #5 pearl cotton in White (twilling stitch), 742 Light Tangerine (stem stitch) and 988 Medium Forest Green (Portuguese knotted stem stitch).

Caer in Brigid

Caer in Brigid's Mantle colorway
Emerald Isles and Margarita pearl threads

Danu in Brigid's Mantle colorway, hand embroidered

Danu in Brigid's Mantle colorway

Stem stitched in Emerald Isles and

Aine stitched block, in Life's Promise colors

Aine in theLife's Promise colorway
Regal Born stitched in Ultraviolet pearl cotton
Pure Soul stitched in Carribean pearl cotton
Hidden Treasures stitched in Whiskey pearl cotton

Closeup of Aine in Life's Promise colors.

Closeup of Aine in the Life's Promise colorway.
Regal Born stitched in Ultraviolet pearl cotton
Pure Soul stitched in Carribean pearl cotton
Hidden Treasures stitched in Whiskey pearl cotton

Danu on Regal Born with Celebration thread

Danu on the Regal Born colorway and twilling stitched with Weeks Dye Works pearl thread in Celebration, a very pretty multicolor!

Finished block in Regal Born color background fabric.

Aine on Regal Born background fabric

Weeks Dye Work Pearl Cotton Thread in Merlin, Cadet and Bethelem colors. Beader's Paradise beads in Tapestry Mix and Hematite.

 

Aine in Regal Born, used for a pocket on a totebag.

Totebag featuring Aine as the pocket.

 

Finished block in True Soul color background fabric

Aine on Pure Soul background fabric

Weeks Dye Works Pearl Cotton Thread in Chartreuse, Saffron and Calypso colors.

 

Twilling stitch class at Coram Ranch.

Ellie, Christie and Sharon listening to my instructions.

Twilling Stitch class at Coram Ranch on March 20, 2013.

I offered kits with the Aine design preprinted on my custom background colors, with hand dyed pearl cotton threads by Weeks Dye Works and beads for students to purchase.

Both sides of my sample Pure Soul pillow.

Pure Soul sample block made into a 14" pillow with a matching bright batik pieced around the block and used on the back.

Group from my twilling class at Coram Ranch.

Closeup of twilling stitching.

Julie working on her block.

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#3 - Caer

All of these custom printed blocks are printed on white fabric, with the color filling the entire block except for the stitching lines which show the white fabric. The colors are printed on a basic cotton fabric.

Caer in Brigid's Mantle colors

Caer in Brigid's Mantle colorway

Camelot background with Hidden Treasures, white and Druid's Grove colors

Caer in Regal Born color

Caer in Regal Born colorway

This solid color is printed on white basic cotton fabric.

Caer in Destiny Revealed colors on white fabric.

Caer with Destiny Revealed colorway

White background with Hidden Treasures and Pure Soul colors

 

#2 - Danu

All of these custom printed blocks are printed on white fabric, with the color filling the entire block except for the stitching lines which show the white fabric. Some colors are printed on a basic cotton and others are printed on Kona cotton, a slightly heavier weight cotton fabric.

Color choices for the custom printed blocks.
 

Danu celtic knot design on white with four colors.

Danu with Chosen Path coloring

White background with Pure Soul, Regal Born, Hidden Treasures and Hidden Desire colors

Danu in Brigid's Mantle colorway

Danu in Brigid's Mantle colorway

Danu celtic knot in Camelot coloring.

Danu in Camelot (green)

This solid color is printed on white basic cotton fabric.

Danu in Regal Born color

Danu in Regal Born (orchid)

This solid color is printed on white basic cotton fabric.

Danu in Regal Born and Pure Soul on Camelot

Danu with Bright Dream coloring

Camelot background with Pure Soul and Regal Born colors

 

All of these custom printed blocks are printed on white fabric, with the color filling the entire block except for the stitching lines which show the white fabric. Some colors are printed on a basic cotton and others are printed on Kona cotton, a slightly heavier weight cotton fabric.

#1 - Aine

 

Aine Celtic knot in the colors of Life's Promise.

Aine with Life's Promise colorway

White background with Regal Born, Pure Soul & Hidden Treasures colors printed on basic cotton.

Aine in Brigid's Mantle colorway

Aine in Brigid's Mantle colorway

Camelot color background for Aine design

Aine in Camelot (Green)

This solid color is printed on white Kona cotton fabric.

Regal Born color for Aine design

Aine in Regal Born (Orchid)

This solid color is printed on white basic cotton fabric.

Regal Glory color for Aine design

Aine in Regal Glory (Periwinkle)

This solid color is printed on white Kona cotton fabric.

Pure Soul color for Aine design

Aine in Pure Soul (Bright Turquoise)

This solid color is printed on white basic cotton fabric.

True Soul with Regal Glory colors for Aine Design

Aine in True Soul/Regal Glory

These solid colors are printed on white Kona cotton fabric.

True Soul color for Aine design

Aine in True Soul (Turquoise)

This solid color is printed on white Kona cotton fabric.

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