Though it was sleeting all afternoon there are sure signs of spring peeking out of the ground--all sorts of activity! There's been activity in Apartment Number 5 too! I began a weaving piece a few weeks ago and after much swearing and many yards of yarn, it is finished!
The planning stage:
This weaving is made up of 5 different colored yarns, each being trimmed and changed after 5 stitches to create a painterly background as opposed to one flat color. After weaving the circular background, stars, pearls and glass beads were embroidered onto the blue circle.
I wanted there to be an interactive element to the piece, so I chose to place a grommet where the Spider Woman's third eye would be, through which you can pull a periwinkle colored thread. (There is a bobbin mounted on her back. It makes a delightfull whirring sound when you pull it!)
The verso side reads:
"THE HERSPEAK IS A SOFT CARD; ITS VISION IS OF TOMORROW, MAYBE NEXT WEEK, CERTAINLY NOT IMMEDIATE. SHE LOUNGES ABOUT THE DECK ONLY TO POUNCE WHEN THE QUERENT LEAST SUSPECTS IT. (BE SURE TO CHECK IN ON THE THIRTEENTH HOUR OF THE THIRTEENTH DAY FOR BEST RESULTS!) THE HERSPEAK CARD IS ONE OF JACK KNIFE POSSIBILITIES, OF HOPE, OF EXPLORATION. THIS CARD ASKS YOU TO LISTEN, YOU SEE; THE UNIVERSE HAS MUCH TO TELL US IF WE ONLY LISTEN TO H E R S P E A K."
This printed was lovingly made and signed by yours truly. Get in on the Give Away fun by leaving a comment saying what YOU are doing to listen to the music of the spheres, the wind, your intuition by Midnight on Monday April 20th! Tuesday morning, the ever awesome Muffin will randomly draw a winner! Which of you will it be, my pretties?