Thursday, October 23, 2008
September Arch for Pam
I started with hand painted polyester fabric. Nice and shiny! Then added an image that I transferred onto cotton of the celtic cross. I tried to blend this by cutting curved edges and adding organzas over the top before stitching in greens and finally red. Also added the hand dyed lace. This is a stone celtic cross in Ireland at the site of an old monastery. From memory it was made c900. The Pope wouldn't acknowledge it as a relic because the circle around the top is considered pagan... They used to use the carvings to tell stories and teachings from the bible.