Thursday, April 30, 2009
Beltaine Art of the Month
I thought in honour of Beltaine that I would post some images of a very personal piece of art. It is the handfasting tie that I made for our glorious wedding almost three years ago. Dave and I began dating six years ago around Beltaine and so this time of fertility, awakening and love has special meaning to me. Dave always refers to this tie as our "wedding rings" because our hands were tied together while we said our vows and we did not exchange rings as most couples do.
The front fabric is the same as my wedding dress, cream coloured satin. On the back is my clan's Scottish tartan which is wool. I hand embroidered the flowers and writing. It also has the date of the wedding on it. We hope to put it in a shadow box someday soon and display it in our bedroom. I am very proud of this piece and it will hopefully be passed down to our children and their children for generations.