St. Brigid’s Cross Workshop
The Irish Cultural Center will host a St. Brigid’s Cross workshop on Thursday, February 1 from 6–8 pm. This is a great opportunity for adults and kids alike to make a craft that ties into Irish culture. The event will be held at the ICC’s Irish House Restaurant and Trinity Pub, on the same night as our St. Brigid’s Raffle Drawing.
Illustrator and Irish arts/history enthusiast Kathleen Joss will guide participants through a session of making a traditional St. Brigid’s Cross with pipe cleaners. You may drop in to the workshop at any time between 6 and 8 pm. We request that children under 10 years old have adult supervision.
This event is free and open to the public. Participants will bring home their crosses.
February 1 is Lá Fhéile Bríde, or St. Brigid’s Day. It’s also Imbolc, the Celtic festival celebrating the beginning of spring and the returning of light. The St. Brigid’s Cross was traditionally woven from rushes, and used to keep houses safe from evil when hung above the door.