Monday, 19 May 2014

Goddess and Greenman

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 :)

In situ
 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.



Chrys Art Glass said...

What a great idea. Do you think they will handle the weather well?

Jacqui Galloway said...

What a lovely way to celebrate May Day!

FeltersJourney said...

Thanks girls :) xx

Chris, they will degrade over time.. I've had quite a bit of felt in the garden over the years and don't mind that outdoor felt breaks down over time.. it's just another part of its journey.

The longest I had a piece out was a butterfly felted with my daughter about 5 years ago, I brought it in for the 1st couple of winters but then just left it out. It fluttered away in this winters winds.. I was quite pleased when I found it while walking in the woods, but when I picked it up half was missing.. It may of lasted longer if I carried on taking it in for the winter.