I'd like to call it "Brooms for All Occasions," (kind of like "Blooms for All Occasions"), only in this particular garden, witches' brooms are grown...a broom for any witch, here for the pickin'! Why, even brooms have their own distinct personalities! Haven't you ever wondered where witches get their besoms? I like to think they go to their local Green Witch to select their broom, which will then need a bit of personal pruning before they can fly. :)
The materials I used are Gloriana silk, DMC cotton, and wool threads, the ground being 35-count Anne Boleyn from The Primitive Hare.
I'll come back another day to show the final pictures of this now-in-progress piece. Until then, take a walk in the Garden...you'll never go home empty-headed. ;)
***Update: I have completed the Broom Hanger. As promised, I stitched dandelions on the wool backing...some of the seed heads are also floating on the front. For the hanger, I used antique Victorian black lace (you know how witches love their black lace), and stuffed the piece with wood shavings from Notforgotten Farm which, btw, are hand-milled...not treated in any way...a totally "green" stuffing (a Green Witch wouldn't have it any other way!). The front and back are stitched crudely with eggplant-hued wool thread, hopefully giving it that witchy look...:)
A Besom Hanger...for the Discerning Witch!
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