Posts Tagged ‘mandalas’

Namasté, from Ink Circles

Posted: July 25, 2016 by zenstitcher in Finished Stitches
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I guess it has to be okay, these circles and cycles that life is. We start things, leave them, pick them up again later – everything from projects to friendships – and it’s all the same when we return, but it’s all different, too.

Here, without further ado, is my finish of Namasté.



The design is from Tracy Horner at Ink Circles, though I confess to the redesign of the third/solar plexus/yellow one. I needed a fire (upward pointing) triangle in that spot, rather than the water (downward-pointing) triangle she’d used. Fortunately, her charts are so expertly done that making that change was just a matter of stitching that part of the chart upside down.

Aren’t those colors exquisite?

For those of you who are interested in spiritual things, if you’re wondering whether prolonged work with each of those colorful mandalas had effects on me/my life as I stitched them, the answer is an unequivocal YES.

I wholeheartedly recommend the chart, though. And I’ll probably stitch these again individually, just cuz they’re pretty, too.

I opted to finish them in plastic mini-embroidery hoops, which came in dusty pink and baby blue. Out came the trusty spray paint! I spent a bit of an afternoon coating them and recoating them until they were all uniform, shiny black. Then, I deployed them, thus:



I think I rather like it.