Celtique Creations is owned and operated by mother/daughter team Rosemary and Cathy. Together they have decades of crafting experience. From crochet, to cross-stitch, sewing, to scrapbooking, this duo has done it all! Celtique Creations epitomizes their love of crafting and Celtic heritage.
The business started in 2008 after the passing of Cathy and Rosemary's family friends John and Bernadette. Bernadette had owned and operated her own embroidery business with the help of her loving husband, John. She had become fast friends with Celtique in the late 90s when they met at a St. Patrick's Day celebration in St. Paul, MN. In 2003 she did the embroidery on Cathy's Irish Dance solo dress. Then, after a fight with cancer, she passed away in 2007.
Celtique Creations now possesses her embroidery machines and gains much inspiration from the memory of Bernadette. They continue with some of her designs, but have added many of their own. They have also put much of their own style into the colors and designs picked for the items they are embroidering.
Additionally, Celtique has their resident Kilt accessory specialist in Husband/Father John. He painstakingly creates the handmade kilt accessories you see in the shop. The sporrans are his favorite. Crafting them on an old Singer sewing machine and finishing them with leather lacing and buttons. John does a superb job!
During the year you may find Celtique Creations traveling the upper Midwest to different events such as the Minnesota Irish Fair, Milwaukee Irish Fest, Northeast South Dakota Celtic Faire, and the Minnesota Scottish Fair and Highland Games to name a few. If you see them, don't hesitate to stop by and say "hi".
How We Got Our Name:
One day, after deciding to start the embroidery business, we were talking with a long time family friend about our new ambition. We had not decided on a good name and were throwing ideas around. We wanted it to include a Celtic theme since that was going to remain our focus, but we also wanted something unique. Our friend suggested Celtique. The name stuck. It wasn't until months later that we learned that Celtique is also French for Celtic.