Introducing Willow

I am involved in a story project with the Travelling Artists’ Guild .   My character is called Willow Dreaming and this would be her:

a stitched sketch:

Along with trying to develop and write an actual story, something that does not come naturally to me, I am going to create a quilt/story cloth to go with it.  Actually the cloth may well end up being the story and the writing coming a poor second.  We shall see.

Willow is to depart from the Travelling Artists’ Guild from a compass set in the floor of the Journey Hall.  I have set out to create the first block which shows just that with Willow at the centre.

 

Attaching the strips for weaving:

 

weaving the compass:

 

 

I have couched silk sari thread to create the circle within the block:

 

The colours used and the placement of them are deliberate, an interpretation of the traditional Wheel of the Year, green – North – Earth, yellow – East – Air,   red – South – Fire, and blue – West – Water.  The weaving is all basted down, the sari thread couched, all that remains to do is the stitching and this block will be complete yay!

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About Jill

https://landofdreaming.wordpress.com An artist inspired by nature in all her glorious guises and the ‘inner’ worlds I have inhabited in the past, present and future; also those of other wanderers I meet along the way.
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7 Responses to Introducing Willow

  1. Linda D. says:

    Really lovely work. So pleased you’re making progress, excellent!!!

  2. jotree says:

    Thank you for sharing and inspiring….Blessings
    jotree

  3. Carol Moore says:

    Filled with the creativeness of the journey of the Guild. Wonderful work!

  4. Karen Turner says:

    What a lovely idea. The weaving is SO effective; I love the way you’ve blended the colours.

  5. This is a wonderful way to make a compass. I really like your progress.

  6. Very beautiful, and quite unique….

  7. deanna7trees says:

    i love the way you worked the weaving around the figure right from the beginning. thanks for visiting my blog.

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