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  • New Experiments in Psychedelia

    No, not LSD. Much more exciting ;) Varigated silk, man. I have this lovely varigated silk in my box, from 21st Century Yarns, but not knowing how stripey it would come out, I knew whatever design I could use it on would have to be defined by shape rather than detail. So another Eye of Horus was born. These pictures are dreadful (taken on a cameraphone) but the thread revealed some lovely things. Wound on the card it looked mainly gold and green with bits of red, but stitched up like this it reminded me of some lovely piece of...

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  • The Eye of Horus

    So I felt like doing something a bit different. I have plans to pull together a whole Esoteria/Mystical Egypt type-thang in my jewellery shop eventually, and this would TOTES be in there. Here’s what Wikipedia says: “The Eye of Horus is an ancient Egyptian symbol of protection, royal power and good health. The eye is personified in the goddess Wadjet (also written as Wedjat, Uadjet, Wedjoyet, Edjo or Utoand as The Eye of Ra) or “Udjat”. The name Wadjet is derived from “wadj” meaning “green” hence “the green one” and was known to the Greeks and Romans as “uraeus” from...

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