Design Your Own Celtic Cross Christmas / Yule Card

This workshop has now finished. The video of the class is available to download here:

2 hour workshop

This is an online beginners class in learning how to draw a Celtic Cross Christmas / Yule card taught via zoom based in the UK.

Starting from first principles you’ll be shown the easy to understand core method to create an endless variety of knotwork paths, panels and beautiful ornamentation that can be applied to paper, wood, metal, ceramic. Once unlocked you’ll have this skill for life.

Once you’ve created your design you can easily upload your picture to online card company’s such as (UK) and be able to send your card to friends and family for Yule / Christmas / Solstice.

The workshop is open to international students and is suitable for all ages.


(19 customer reviews)


What you’ll need:

  • A computer or mobile phone with the zoom app (free)
  • Paper, pencil, rubber, ink pen

Zoom software is free to use and available on PC, Mac, iOS & Android formats.

Time Zone checker

Check what time the class is in your area using this link:

I’m based in the UK which is +0 UTC or GMT and the class is at 3pm UK time.

eg. if you live in Spain (+1 UTC) the class will be at 4pm local time

if you live in New York USA (-5 UTC) the class will be at 10am local time.


19 reviews for Design Your Own Celtic Cross Christmas / Yule Card

  1. Deirdre Barr (verified owner)

    Great instructions and really felt accomplished with my drawing at the end from a complete beginner. Michael leads the class at the right pace and offers a lot in the 2.5 hours he spent with us.

  2. Inga (verified owner)

    Great pace! Very enjoyable: fun and calming at the same time :). Interesting background information and helpful further tips. What a lovely afternoon!!

  3. Deborah Thorne (verified owner)

    A wonderful afternoon with Michael drawing Celtic zoomorphic birds, to the backdrop of St Michael’s Mount!
    His demonstration is very clear and well paced even for a beginner, although I am looking forward to the replay to improve my bird number 2! His conversation sheds much light on the background to the amazing Celtic artwork and it was incredible to see the birds appear so magically from the page! Very much looking forward to doing the Celtic mandala workshop when it comes around again. With much gratitude.

  4. Elizabeth Thomas (verified owner)

    An amazing session. Michael has such a gentle way of leading you through the curves and flow of the mandala so it is easy to achieve . Thoroughly enjoyable and relaxing. I thoroughly recommend this workshop. Thank you Michael.

  5. wendy hanson (verified owner)

    celtic art key patterns. beginers. Great two hours . Really enjoying something new, forgetting everything around me just focusing on the drawing. Fabulous afternoon. Thank you.

  6. Verona (verified owner)

    Beginner! Really enjoyed following along ,was great to go back to the recording and have another go also…time flys by creating with Michael thanks very much sharing your talents 🌟

  7. Danushia Kaczmarek (verified owner)

    I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop with Michael. Great value! He gives so much more than the package offered. Another addition for my expression in art and connection to my inner Celtic.

  8. Kerry-Leigh Grainger-Hurst (verified owner)

    Basic and advanced Celtic spirals workshop – two more great workshops. The pace is really great to watch, listen and do as Michael moves along the tutorial. You are creating and learning from start to finish and I enjoy hearing the background to shapes and patterns etc. Thank you for another interesting and creative lesson.

  9. Kez Grainger-Hurst (verified owner)

    The advanced Celtic knot drawing class was another nicely paced couple of hours, allowing me to watch and draw at the same time. The pace was good, steady and the time was filled and passed quickly. More inspiring creation and so pleased at being able to complete each piece giving me more confidence to keep playing and creating on my own. Thanks once again Michael for another great tutorial.

  10. Sue Cowie (verified owner)

    I loved these classes and have not only learned new skills (I was a total beginner) but also been really inspired to create my own designs. Michael’s style of teaching is very clear and understandable. His passion for the subject shines out as does his talent. I will look forward to future classes.

  11. Christine Kimber (verified owner)

    Micheal quietly and calmly demonstrates some really complicated looking knotwork in the advanced class and even though I didn’t manage to keep up I now feel confident to be able to replicate the techniques in my own time ..I would definitely recommend this class to anyone. I don’t consider myself very artistic and yet Michael made it accessible and possible even for me

  12. Angela Maya Campbell (verified owner)

    Fantastic workshop! Michael teaches in a way that is very clear and easy to follow. I was very surprised at myself, how much I was able to do. Thanks Michael, looking forward to doing more.

  13. Sue Cowie (verified owner)

    I loved this workshop! I was amazed how much was achieved in the time allowed. The teaching style was very clear land easy to understand. I will look forward to doing the next workshop.

  14. Melanie (verified owner)

    Never participated in an online workshop before but this was a really easy-going lesson, clearly explained and well paced. Have always been mesmerised by knotwork but never had a clue where to start until now – this was very easy to follow and I’m really looking forward to putting this method into practice. Huge thanks and hope to join more lessons in future!

  15. Andy

    A great fun workshop, and even more so to be doing it with other people via Zoom. Looking forward to more classes!

  16. Patsy

    The best 90 minutes I have spent learning a new practical skill in a long time. It was so easy to follow Michael’s instructions- verbal and visual- and great to see the knots gracefully take form from a simple grid of diamonds and dots. It was so satisfying to come away from the class with 2 designs and enough knowledge to start creating my own designs. (I have in fact just spent the whole evening doing just that Lol. )Very much looking forward to future classes, learning more. With gratitude to you, Michael.

  17. Victoria (verified owner)

    A very enjoyable workshop which gave great foundations to work with the diamond method and the inspiration to continue creating more intricate knotwork. I shall be knotting away at it all night! Really looking forward to the more advanced class. Thank you Michael!

  18. Kez Grainger-Hurst (verified owner)

    Thank you Michael for this class. It was at a nice pace to follow and create at the same time and I impressed myself being able to create the last piece which has fuelled the want to create more. Look forward to joining you again.

  19. Anička Senior (verified owner)

    This was a fantastic workshop. I came out of it having drawn my first knot work design, and equipped with a simple formula to draw more designs with. It was amazing so much could be accomplished in just an hour and a half without any of it feeling overwhelming.

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