My second wallhanging:
This hanging is felted from the same fibres as my picture & the pumpkin bag in the last post; golden pumpkin orange merino with deep cherry red at the edges. The design is drawn on with merino fibre in browns, burgundy and oranges, with lots of the hand dyed silk caps in terracotta and brown at the bottom and around the edges, with alpaca/wool blend boucle yarns for texture.
This is a fair sized hanging.. it measures 33" x 20.5"
Kelly asked about the story behind my last piece.. so I thought I should explain this one :) Not knowing the meaning the ancients attached to the symbols.. MY pictograph represents having an awareness of our place in the universe and being considerate of the earth, the creatures we shall her with and the people around us..
I decided not to mount this one.. I hung it from an iron rod suspended between 2 nice metal hooks instead. Dont have any photos of it hung to show you. BUT its now on its way to a new home in New Mexico and I am really hoping that its new owner will be kind enough to take a photo of it hanging for me.. I would love to see it in its environment :)
I stitched a cotton tube on my machine, pressed it flat and handstitched it to the top at the back to run the rod through.