So, what do you think? Shall we dive right in? I'm working intuitively here, without a plan. I'm trying to listen and respond to the materials, with the intention of creating an object that will contain my positive energy, and have the potential to transmit that energy to others.
|Washed, dried and trimmed|
|Finish the border|
|Add a blessing|
I thought I would put tassels on each corner (dangling objects also offer protection), so I made four little tassels out of red yarn. But they looked too new and skimpy for my liking, so I gave them a quick felting at the kitchen sink.
|Sew the corners together to make a pouch|
|Whipstitch through the loops of blanket stitch|
|See how the pattern comes back together? Unexpected and neat!|
Total time, apart from the washing and felting steps, about 2 hours.
Materials: Square of cloth, small scrap of cardboard, perle cotton, chenille and tapestry needles, tassels or pompoms, beads, and charm. Best if they come from the stash, are found objects, or have a personal significance.
|The creative midden|
I'm going to try to present a different amulet each week. If you are inspired to make one of your own, please share with a link to your blog in the comments section, or send me an image to the email address in the sidebar and I will post it for you.