Aine is an original Celtic knot design suitable for all kinds of hand embroidery and is design #1 of the Legend of Merlin series created by Scarlett Rose. Learn the twilling stitch, the latest embroidery craze since candlewicking! Or choose your favorite embroidery stitch, such as the stem stitch or back stitch, for stitching this beautiful Celtic knot. Aine can also be Sashiko stitched! Use embroidery floss, pearl cotton thread or sashiko thread, depending on the stitch you chose. The pattern includes step by step instructions and pictures on how to do the twilling stitch, a textured looking knotted embroidery stitch used in the sample block shown here. The step-by-step pictures show how to make this knotted stitch for right or left handed stitchers. These samples are stitched in #5 pearl cotton thread to clearly show the details of the Celtic knotwork. Choose your own colors and/or combination of colors for your own project. This full size 8 inch Celtic knot may be enlarged or reduced as needed to fit different projects. When adding beads to the twilling stitch, leave a space equal to one knot before starting the next knot so that the bead will be nestled against the background fabric.
Scarlett Rose's Celtic & More publishes a full line of Celtic applique, asian inspired bias applique, paperpiecing and scrappy patchwork patterns. A quilter since 1976 and a teacher since 1986, Scarlett travels worldwide. Her website has been online since 1998 and carries the most complete selection of Celtic quilt patterns and books available worldwide. Her site also offers Asian, fantasy and stained glass patterns, specialty notions and Celtic machine embroidery designs.