Finally finished with the rune embroidery on this altar cloth.
I just wanted to post to let those who were asking to see it.
I’ve already gotten the nudge that perhaps I could embroider this 3 more times – as a border for each side.
Though I really hope that that was perhaps not meant as an actual request…as I’m really feeling inclined to embroider something else for a change.
Or I could just look at it as a means to further memorize runes…much like those embroidery samplers of the alphabet that young children were known to make in colonial times.
It is beautiful, a lot of work too!
Great-looking embroidery work! I’m not so sure about filling all sides with runes, though … it’s an altar cloth you are working on, and not a rune-casting cloth. You have three blank sides left: what other aspects of your faith would you like to honor, by embroidering them into your altar cloth? Or two sides, and a blank side left open for the mystery of endless potential? It’s a combination of art and religion; so express yourself 🙂 If I had an altar and wanted an altar cloth for it, I’m fairly sure that’s how I would try to approach it. Granted, I know nothing at all about embroidery … but I can sew patches fairly well, and draw with markers 🙂
I hadn’t thought of it that way — embroidering symbols that represent other aspects of my faith – but that’s a great idea.
Now to think of what symbols/aspects that I’d like to convey based upon Whose altar it is for (likely Loki, but I have other altars that this would likely feel just as much at home upon) and what not.
Thanks for your comment 🙂
Anytime 🙂 And good luck (and lots of fun) getting that altar cloth sorted out 🙂
That is really beautiful! I can imagine how long that took.