Rhythm - Handweaved Wool Wall Hanging
For this slow crafted piece I used the wool from my sheep, wool that I have sheared with hand blades. Most of the yarn has been hand spun on a traditional spindle by me. I dyed the wool using Ponderosa bark to get the ochre color and black hollyhock flowers from my garden to get all the different shade of grey and blues and aquamarine.
I did not make a drawing or sketch before I started weaving. I knew I wanted to honor the moon, and I just let natural inspiration take over.
There is meaning in this though. The little white snake at the top is a representation of transformation and healing. The inverted triangle is the womb, the power of the female. The fact that there are three of them, is because three is my favorite number. But it's also because everything that comes in 3 is perfect. And the moon. The amazing moon who makes the Earth a better place to live, slows us down, gives us rhythm.
Dimensions: The hanging string can be adjusted so I won't measure it. But just the weaving is 41 inches long with the fringes. 36 inches long without the fringes. 16 inches wide. There is poplar dowel and a hemp string to hang it nice and straight.