St Brigid’s Day

Today the first of February is St Brigid’s day in Ireland. It is also seen by many here as the first day of Spring. With Storm Henry blowing outside it still feels a bit like winter! But there is a definite change in the light, which is always nice.

One of the lovely traditions of this day is the making of St Brigid’s crosses. Agoyvaerts hasย  a lovely tutorial on her blog which is well worth a look. This is one I made last year.

Brigid's Cross

Brigid’s Cross

We’ll be making some “modern” ones later with our local ladybirds group (like girls scouts for 5-7 year olds) using fuzzy pipe-cleaners in bright colours. The pipe-cleaners are a little easier for little hands.

So wishing you all a happy St Brigid’s day and a Happy Spring!!

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      1. Murtagh's Meadow Post author

        Just checked it out Eliza. I am very impressed but then knowing your creative skills it should not have come as a surprise that you made an excellent job of your first St Brigid’s Cross

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    1. Murtagh's Meadow Post author

      Thank you Melissa – yes, if it wasn’t for that gale today we may have thought it a nice spring day! There was some lovely silver edged clouds, though did not get any photos

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  1. Jane

    And so it comes full circle; I remember you marking St Brigid’s Day last year. What a beautiful, intricate cross and so beautifully made. A solid way to mark Spring’s advent and very cheering.

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