Thursday, 18 March 2010

Stitched and stuffed.......

Here are two triangular amulets......

...featuring the "Henna Goddess".....

.....as I am now calling Her :-)






Done with paint, stitch and beading....

....with spirals on the back....

....and three tassels.



This is now a theme that I'm settling into.....

14 comments:

ger said...

Stuffed objects are addictive, aren´t they... - are they pendants - or bigger...?

Carolyn said...
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LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Sorry - that was me deleting comment! Just to say if they aren't too big I would love to see one! I love your theme and new look header

Eva said...

very tribal and meaningful again!

Penny said...

Love the look of these, your henna designs are beautiul and ook great translated onto cloth.

Dee / Cloth Company said...

love the way you are interpreting the primitive motifs

Joei Rhode Island said...

The colors are so earthy and go perfectly with the designs. Bravo!

hudsondebb said...

I too wonder what size they are.
Again the feeling of some ancient mystery- very wonderful.

Chris Gray said...

I think stuffed objects will be around here for a while :-)

These are about 20cms wide, and are meant simply to hang on a door or hook. I'm currently working on some smaller ones for brooches and pendants.

I'm glad others think that the designs/colours are working too...

...I'm enjoying working with them.

ArtPropelled said...

Oohhh bigger than I expected. Very nice!!!

Mermaid's Purse said...

The amulets are looking really great - great fun!

nandas said...

these are really lovely. and bigger than i thought after reading the comments. i have made these stuffed and embroidered necklaces years ago and now to see yours it inspires me to go back again. do you know the book 'the fabric of moroccan life'? its put out by the museum in indianapolis where they have a good collection of moroccan textiles. anyway there is a bit in there about henna. i will continue my research and report if i find anything else.

JP said...

the middle one is my favourite

Chris Gray said...

Thanks for the comments ladies....

...and nandas....I'll check out that book right now :-)

I'm glad everyone likes these.