Brigid’s Crosses

I love the shape and design of Brigid’s crosses – the craft of making them is widely known. When I moved to Ireland in 2018, I planned to learn this skill

Made from rushes – traditional

I thought it would be cool to try to make them from recycled paper tubes.

Paper Brigid’s cross made by V Giglio

Wikipedia says:

Brigid’s cross is typically woven on 1 February, her feast day, as well as the festival of Imbolc in pre-Christian Ireland. Hanging Brigid’s cross from the rafters of one’s house was believed to bring the blessing and protection of the saint for the remainder of the year.’s%20cross%20is%20typically%20woven,the%20remainder%20of%20the%20year.

Sometimes I make three-legged crosses. I sell these when I show my art.

Hint; I’m having a show from 10 am – 5 pm on Saturday 3 August at the First Fruits Arts Centre in Watergrasshill, Cork