Dragonfly wrap

Even though the world outside my studio is deeply blanketed in snow:

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copyright Noreen Crone-Findlay

There are flowers blooming in the studio:

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copyright Noreen Crone-Findlay

And, now, Dragonflies, with their lovely healing energy, are dancing in my studio!

I have just finished  embroidering dragonflies and spirals  on a prayer shawl that I wove on my 4 harness loom, inspired by Saori weaving:

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dragonfly stole front 1 (c)

It’s 13 inches wide and 101 inches long, so can be wrapped in all kinds of different ways:

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Here are views of some of the dragonflies:

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Dragonfly stole sections 5 (c)

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copyright Noreen Crone-Findlay

I used chenille, cotton, silk and rayon in the dragonfly wrap/prayer shawl.

Usually, I do the embroidery while the shawl is still on the loom, but this time, I chose to do the embroidery afterwards, as I needed to see the placement of the spirals and dragonflies on the piece as a whole.

Dragonflies always fill me with a sense of awe and wonder.

It makes perfect sense to me that people who are engaged in healing often feel that the dragonfly has special significance to them.

They certainly do to me!🙂

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9 responses to “Dragonfly wrap

  1. Howdy,
    I like this weave structure and the colors of this shawl.

    Peace,
    LuLu
    http://www.lulu-too-beaucoup.blogspot.com

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  2. Caroline

    Beautiful!

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  4. This is a thing of stunning beauty! It has such an organic sense of life and movement and everything lovely.

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  5. Oh MY! Not only is the shawl breath-taking but the picture of the snow just made me swoon. We don’t get snow here, or once in a blue moon have 3 flakes in the air, and I grew up with it and really miss it. That should be a postcard it’s so gorgeous. And I WANT that shawl!!!!!!!!

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