Saturday, January 05, 2008

Mandala

It's a day for finishing things. I couldn't get any of the usual suspects to pose on this (I think they are waiting for a nice juicy hurk to come on first) to show some scale but it's nearly 4 feet across and has to weigh 15 pounds. (Click on the picture for the full effect) I love this because I can account for each piece of fabric that has gone into it. For instance, that tortoise-shell looking ring halfway from the center used to be a beautiful batik scarf that my sister Kitty gave me years ago. Sorry Kit, it had an unfortunate accident in the laundry - I saved the beaded fringe for another project though! The very dark rings at the outer edges are two pieces that dyed puke-y looking and then over-dyed too fabulous to hack into until now. That hot rose eye? - one of my earliest overdoses of fuschia. I have a show in mind for this one, believe or not! Crocheting this thing has prepared me for a second career as a strangler, but now to rest my weary paws and get busy finishing the Black Duck even though the saintly agenda says I'm supposed to be sewing on sleeves for my "Visions" entries, as yet un-photographed. Yawn. DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF ENTRIES - JANUARY 12TH - seems like a lifetime away. At least I've confirmed that I'm still a member.

7 comments:

Vicki W said...

It's very impressive!

zquilts said...

You did it !!!! HOORAY for you. It is spectacular and I love it. I am going to have to try my hand at making one of these. How big is this ?????
PS: You'll get your visions entry done no problem !

Angelcat said...

Wow, this really is stunning, I bet you are so proud that this beautiful piece is all down to your hard work!

Michele said...

WOW! This is great! Love the colors, love the idea that you recycled meaningful fabric into it.

Henrietta said...

Did you fold in the raw edges of your strips before crocheting? This is truly beautiful.

curvylou said...

Ach, I just love this. I just pinned it all over my Pinterest boards.
You have such a way with color and value. The way you put things together always gives me a sense of light shining through a window. I hope the rug has held up well over time.

Deb said...

I was just looking down it in the kitchen thinking...DAMN that's nasty..It needs a wash badly but I'd have to take it to the laundromat.