Saturday, October 30, 2004
Celtic Icon: Saint John and Eagles
Celtic Icon of St. John and Eagles. This pattern is inspired by illuminated manuscripts. Each of the evangelists was often symbolized by an animal or bird. John's symbol was the eagle. In this icon, John sits on a throne and holds a book in his hands, the gospel he wrote for the faithful. The gold thread around his head is a halo. It took me a couple of months to stitch this when it really should have taken me only two or three weeks, but I started it on evenweave and switched to Aida mid-course. I also didn't stitch on it consistently. I like it!