Feb. 17th, 2015

jennygordon: (Froud - Green Man)
So, this weekend, I got crafty and completed a project I've been working on for a few weeks now. I thought you might like to see.

First, I gathered together my materials. I wanted to keep it all in very natural materials and colours. Top left is a hawthorn bough from Avebury. (Hawthorn stands for protection, love and cleansing). Looped onto that are circles made of woven willow withies from near where I live. (Willow stands for dreams, inspiration and intuition). The old-fashioned crocheted doilies were charity shop finds, and the rags and taggles of feathers, lace, ribbon, beads tapestry and embroidery thread are treasures I've collected over the years.

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I stripped the bark off the hawthorn, and sanded and waxed it. And sewed the doilies to the willow circles.

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And set out the design for what would go where (large expanse of carpet necessary for this!)

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I spent several hours attaching the various ribbons, beads and feathers to my willow circles. And when I was finally satisfied, I hung it on the wall above my bed where it catches dreams and inspiration and whispers to me as I sleep:

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I'm utterly delighted with it. It's so rare that a plan comes together the way you envisaged it at the outset, and this really has. What's more is that I'll be able to add feathers and treasures to it over time.

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