Wheel of the Year update

The wheel of the year project, the neverending project, progresses. I have details left to do for Imbolg, Lammas, and Beltaine. I could easily embellish this forever adding beads and other little details. Initially I set out to get each wheel piece to the point where I could call it good enough. But every time I add something it just gets better. Funny how that works with embroidery… So who knows how this will progress or how long it will take.

This is easily a simple chart of correspondences. Each section has an animal and a plant and the colors match the time of year as well. This is the piece that got me a yet to be scheduled appearance at a local Outer Grove to discuss art and magic and connection.

Here is a diagram of the proposed layout. Creme areas on a black background. Elements in each corner, design not drawn yet. Pentagram in the center. If I have the time or am inclined and grabbing that much fabric in my hand doesn’t knock my thumb out of socket (happens to me when I have a large bit of fabric to hold for embroidery, a hoop would probably help), I will add vines around the outer edge of the wheel and on the spokes.

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Yule

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Imbolg (lambs need faces)

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Ostara

wheelyearostara1.jpg wheelyearostara2.jpg wheelyearostara3.jpg

Beltaine (frog needs an insect to eat)

wheelyearbeltaine1.jpg wheelyearbeltaine2.jpg

Litha

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Lammas (goose needs details including a face)

wheelyearlammas1.jpg wheelyearlammas2.jpg

Mabon

wheelyearmabon1.jpg wheelyearmabon2.jpg

Samhain

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2 thoughts on “Wheel of the Year update

  1. Hi there! I love you craft site! I’ve put you in my artist blogroll.

    Your poly clay box lids are uber cool. I’m jealous and covet a couple of them. I’ve got all I need in the poly clay thing but what I really need is a studio so I can leave everything out and make a mess and stuff.

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