Its hard to believe that we are already more than half way through the month of May! I meant to post this a couple of weeks ago..
My Beltain / May Day celebration was to felt a Goddess and Greenman to grace our garden.. They are made from some of the big bundle of green fibre Heather left with me :) I used resists to felt them seamlessly, adding hair to the Goddess after removing the resist - I sewed it through, laying it sticking up off her head and carried on felting, it's pretty well rooted in now :)
I turned them into wind dancers..
|Hard felt inlays between the fibre layers form |
raised boobs and a tummy spiral
|Lots of curly locks used on the Greenman - |
there are even more on his other side
|I made a beaten wire triskelion and spirals..|
and used bead wire and crimps to join all the elements together
The Goddess has soft silk ribbons hanging down to dance in the breeze, while the Greenman has brass i-ching coins and jade beads tied into the yarn dangles so he chimes softly.