Monday, January 30, 2017

A Little Goddess

A member of our guild passed away last year; she was a student of goddess representations in textiles all over the world.  Her name was Mary B. Kelly.

We decided to make some goddesses for a little "shrine" as it were for her.  I copied a graph of one of the embroideries out of one of her books and executed it in knitting.  The blue yarn is indigo dyed. To get it to stand I added triangular gusetts at the bottom and weighted it with some small stones at the bottom. The top is stuffed with wool 

I love the fact that she is holding trees and looks a bit like she is giving birth!

Mary wrote a number of books on the subject, here are covers of a few, many are available on amazon.  

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