Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Happy Solstice

Pre-Father Christmas, she carried life throughout the winter months and was celebrated at the Winter Solstice for the gifts she had to share.

In the ancient northern religions it was the female horned reindeer who drew the sleigh of the mother or sun goddess at the Winter Solstice.  Unlike the male who sheds his antlers in winter, it was the Deer Mother who flew through the winter's longest darkest night with the life-giving light of the sun in her horns.  She is also depicted protecting small birds throughout those cold, bleak times.

So here is my contribution to wishing you a Happy Winter Solstice and warmest Yule tidings.

"The Deer Mother" by Helen Suzanne

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

wood with sticky out bits

Does anyone else get excited by a lump of wood with sticky out bits?

OO and here are some results from the Ice-dyeing.  I went and ruined all the really delicate changes in the right hand one by turning it over (having watched an ice-dyeing T-Shirt tutorial) and adding more ice and dye to the other side.  My fabric simply didn't need this as it was thin.  Thicker stuff would warrant a flip over.  I must stop using that "blackberry" cerise dye too... it's invading everything and I'm fed up with it.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

weaving calculator

Just a little note to self here that any of you who weave might also like...
I found this => weave calculator which is very handy.

I promise to be back soon with photies of the dye results too.

Friday, 16 October 2015