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Saturday, 1 March 2014

Tapestry cat

Hi All :)
Here is my first Tapestry, I wasn't sure what to do with it now that it is finished so I decided to just put it on one of my craft box lids :)
I think it looks rather pretty,
Hope you're all having a lovely weekend :)

Tapestry cat
Tapestry Cat




Tapestry V Cross Stitch

Oh and just a random pic of my beautiful dream catcher that's in the corner of the room :)


4 comments:

  1. Hi dear Summer :))))) , so nice to see your completed beautiful cat tapestry given such an apt home as keeper of the fat quarters :))))) , the tapestry will develop over time as it settles into its multiple variables of surface diamenson stemming from the differing loom stitches used in its creation .I so love the utilization of your cat tapestry framed within your ribbon'ed floral and beaded frame the border flowers are so enchantingly beautiful and so colourful , the cumulative effect is so becoming given that said storage box is that of your multiple coloured and floral fat quarters ..keeper of the fat quarters , welcome :))))) , thank you for sharing your gifted creativity with us dear Summer ..enchanting , just so purely enchanting , I thank you , yours as always and most sincerely Ban :))))))

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    1. Hi dear Summer , so glad the latter won , it would have been a travesty for this beautiful miniature to be cast into darkness , far better this divine feline be the keeper of the fat quarters , and be allowed to mature as its variable woven stitches blossom and in doing so give unto the creation its true tapestry dimensions... as always my respects Ban :)))

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  2. ..Hi Summer :)))..Your dream catcher should be above your bed my dear Summer , that it may guide down to you only the good dreams that flow in the night :))))))..to its ultimate :))) Originally only the Ojibwe (also known as Chippewa) living in North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan and Ontario, Canada , made dream catchers , as we call them now , as each culture has crafts pertaining to them selves , originally the spider web like structures were designed to catch and hold everything evil as a spider's web catches and holds everything that comes into contact with it'. These original 'dream catchers' were wooden hoops with a 3 1/2 in. diameter, woven with a web made of nettle-stalk fiber that was dyed red with the red sap of the root of bloodroot or the inner bark of the wild plum tree .The history of dream catchers had nearly been lost in the turmoil of cultural mixing and destruction that followed on the heels of the European invasion of the America's and Canada much is owed to the hard work of Frances Densmore , who listened and studied the songs of the Ojibwe and discovered rare photographic plates of the spider web construction hung in front of a child's cradle board. ....but then in the 70's dream catcher earrings became popular , and many tribes began to make dream catchers , there are a few thoughts pertaining to dream catchers , Native Americans believe that the night air is filled with dreams both good and bad. The dream catcher when hung over or near your bed swinging freely in the air, catches the dreams as they flow by. The good dreams know how to pass through the dream catcher, slipping through the outer holes and slide down the soft feathers so gently that many times the sleeper does not know that he/she is dreaming. The bad dreams not knowing the way , confused as bad / negative dreams are , get tangled in the dream catcher and perish with the first light of the new day as dew drops in the morning sun ... The spider web dream catcher is similar to the original dream-catcher that has been a tradition for a very long time. It is about 3 ½ inches across, made of red willow gathered in early spring when it is the brightest color. Feathers were often added so that the parents could see the good dreams slipping down the softness of the feathers...the spider dream catcher uses 8 turns around the spiral to represent the number of legs of the spider, and a single stone in the center represents Asibikaashi, the spider. The seven points or raysSpider Web Dreamcatcher of the Seventh Fire represent the Seven Fires, the seven prophecies brought to the Anishinabeg by the Seven Prophets. the said spider dream catcher was made by the grandparents as a gift for the newborn grandchild ....The common dream-catcher weave seen today is the traditional weave used , most commonly the hoop for the hoop and stick game of many tribes. Woven with strong rawhide with a hole in the center, a child would roll the hoop along the ground and another would try to throw a wooden spear through the hole in the center...many are not knowing of the purpose of the stick within the hoop stick dream catcher we see today , the stick is of cause representative of the spear , that was once thrown through the hoop ...Stories of the dream-catcher legend that describe the dreams going through a center hole are of recent origin. The original dream-catcher had a very tiny hole in the center and the legend describes ALL dreams being caught in the weaving. Each tribe and clan, however, has its own oral tradition and memory....hahahahahahaha , so there you have it dear Summer , lecture over :))))))) , step ladder out , dream catcher over ya bed :))))) , and catch those positive / good dreams dear lady ,Is féidir a fhios agat aon rud ach aisling álainn Samhraidh daor ....as always dear Summer I am respectfully yours Ban :))))

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    1. Hahahahaha dream away dear Summer , dream away , for your dreams will enter the ether , and if not captured by your dream catcher and re-portal'ed back unto you , will be captured by another :)))))...Skeu-yay E-hahivbee-lee.i.^^ Bur'-loh-kav-too . my respects to you always dear Summer , Ban :))))

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