Celtic Knotwork for Bridal


Specialising in free machine embroidery, one of the things that I’m often asked for is Celtic knotwork. Based in Edinburgh many a Scottish bride likes to have it on their wedding dresses. These intricate designs work well across different areas of a wedding dresses or bodice, depending on what a bride is looking for.

As a whole, Celtic knot designs have become a symbol of cultural pride for those with Welsh, Irish or Scottish heritage. Though early examples of the broken and reconnected plait work that is characteristic of true knot work first appeared in the third and fourth centuries AD and can be seen in Roman floor mosaics of that time.

I offer a bespoke service, so that you get a unique dress on your big day. Together we will discuss & design your gown, including all the elements you wish. With this in mind, knot work can be incorporated in many areas from a detailed hem to a large embroidered panel on the front of a corseted bodice. I will then embroider your samples in various colour ways for you to choice from.

Here are a few images of previous work & samples.


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