leaves-underfoot:

Quill Box circa 1830 - Mi’kmaq Resource Centre
August 23 201412·32 am62 notes

leaves-underfoot:

Quill Box circa 1830 - Mi’kmaq Resource Centre

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#quills   #basketry   #box  
August 20 201412·18 pm17,215 notes

teavibes:

elizabethlovatt:

Bee Quilt

The material has been hand dyed with turmeric, tea and onions skins. Then hand printed with lino cuts to represent the larvae, workers, drones and the single queen bee. The quilt was then then pieced, quilted and bound by hand.

The bees are arranged in a rough imitation of the structure of a hive: the queen is surrounded by workers, each drone and larvae are attended by their own workers, while others form a circle to represent a “bee dance” and some stand guard at the entrance to the hive.

I wanna make this!

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#bees   #quilts   #fabric   #sewing  
August 19 201411·53 am4,310 notes

geddion:

a—fri—ca:

Adinkra symbols

The Adinkra are visual symbols, originally created by the Ashanti of Ghana and the Gyaman of Cote d’Ivoire in West Africa, that represent concepts or aphorisms. Adinkra are used extensively in fabrics, pottery, logos and advertising. They are incorporated into walls and other architectural features. 

The symbols have a decorative function but also represent objects that encapsulate evocative messages that convey traditional wisdom, aspects of life or the environment. There are many different symbols with distinct meanings, often linked with proverbs. They were one of the means for the transmission of a complex and nuanced body of practice and belief.

Adinkra symbols

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#afican   #adinkra   #ghana   #dyeing   #symbols   #fabric  
hardcorestitchcorps:

wildsweetling:

I am so excited to have finished this 8”hoop! :) I’ve been working on this for 4 weeks and I’m super chuffed with the outcome!! :) I can’t wait to start the next one! :) #hoopart #embroideryhoop #needlecraft #embroidery #handembroidery #fox #deer #redsquirrel #rabbit

It’s absolutely gorgeous!
August 16 201411·22 am2,825 notes

hardcorestitchcorps:

wildsweetling:

I am so excited to have finished this 8”hoop! :) I’ve been working on this for 4 weeks and I’m super chuffed with the outcome!! :) I can’t wait to start the next one! :) #hoopart #embroideryhoop #needlecraft #embroidery #handembroidery #fox #deer #redsquirrel #rabbit

It’s absolutely gorgeous!

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