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Arianrhod - wet-felted bag

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: wool yarn, wool felt, embroidery, pewter, antique silk velvet, stone, glass, ceramic
  • Feedback: 44 reviews
  • Favorited by: 29 people
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Arianrhod is a figure in Welsh mythology who plays her most important role in the Fourth Branch of the Mabinogi. She is the daughter of Dôn and the sister of Gwydion and Gilfaethwy. In the Mabinogi her uncle Math ap Mathonwy is the King of Gwynedd, and during the course of the story she gives birth to two sons, Dylan ail Don and Lleu Llaw Gyffes, through magical means. (Wikipedia)

According to other sources, Arianrhod was the Celtic Goddess of fertility, rebirth and the weaving of cosmic time and fate. She is linked with the moon and the North star, living in a realm know as Caer Sidi which means "revolving castle". She is usually depicted as a pale skinned, fair haired Goddess. Arianrhod was also a Magician Goddess. The name Arianrhod means “Silver Wheel,” or “Silver Circle,” which is indicative of her role as a Goddess of the Full Moon, and in her role as the Mother in a typical Welsh Triple Goddess Trinity. She is the Welsh Goddess of the wheeling stars. Her symbols include the Silver wheel, weaving implements, the full moon, and the Corona Borealis. Spiders are also associated with this Goddess as she is seen as a weaver of fate.

This 4" x 7" bag was wet felted of dark blue-dyed Border Leicester wool and may be worn around the neck, or hung on the wall to hold your precious items. Glass and ceramic beads adorn the the ends of tiny wax-cord braids, as well as a white stone pendant (which did not cooperate during photographing). The bag is lined with gorgeous red silk velvet. The long strap is four-strand braided handspun wool yarn, topped by a small tube of antique red glove leather. The cast pewter goddess pendant comes from ChristinesCache. On the front and the back are small "flags" of resist-dyed, handmade felt.

There is a long story about these felt "flags". When my husband's cousin was dying of cancer, she gave him a big pile of these that she had made in a workshop. She knew that I was a feltmaker, and wanted me to use them. I tried to think of how best to honor her memory, and finally I decided that the only way I could do so was to use these beautiful pieces as part of my own works. The dyeing is subtle and the embroidery is mine.

A word on the photos: I included photos of the bag hanging on a spruce tree because I liked the way it looked hanging. The colors are not quite right, so I've included a scanned photo (photo #4) as well, which shows the colors better.
Arianrhod is a figure in Welsh mythology who plays her most important role in the Fourth Branch of the Mabinogi. She is the daughter of Dôn and the sister of Gwydion and Gilfaethwy. In the Mabinogi her uncle Math ap Mathonwy is the King of Gwynedd, and during the course of the story she gives birth to two sons, Dylan ail Don and Lleu Llaw Gyffes, through magical means. (Wikipedia)

According to other sources, Arianrhod was the Celtic Goddess of fertility, rebirth and the weaving of cosmic time and fate. She is linked with the moon and the North star, living in a realm know as Caer Sidi which means "revolving castle". She is usually depicted as a pale skinned, fair haired Goddess. Arianrhod was also a Magician Goddess. The name Arianrhod means “Silver Wheel,” or “Silver Circle,” which is indicative of her role as a Goddess of the Full Moon, and in her role as the Mother in a typical Welsh Triple Goddess Trinity. She is the Welsh Goddess of the wheeling stars. Her symbols include the Silver wheel, weaving implements, the full moon, and the Corona Borealis. Spiders are also associated with this Goddess as she is seen as a weaver of fate.

This 4" x 7" bag was wet felted of dark blue-dyed Border Leicester wool and may be worn around the neck, or hung on the wall to hold your precious items. Glass and ceramic beads adorn the the ends of tiny wax-cord braids, as well as a white stone pendant (which did not cooperate during photographing). The bag is lined with gorgeous red silk velvet. The long strap is four-strand braided handspun wool yarn, topped by a small tube of antique red glove leather. The cast pewter goddess pendant comes from ChristinesCache. On the front and the back are small "flags" of resist-dyed, handmade felt.

There is a long story about these felt "flags". When my husband's cousin was dying of cancer, she gave him a big pile of these that she had made in a workshop. She knew that I was a feltmaker, and wanted me to use them. I tried to think of how best to honor her memory, and finally I decided that the only way I could do so was to use these beautiful pieces as part of my own works. The dyeing is subtle and the embroidery is mine.

A word on the photos: I included photos of the bag hanging on a spruce tree because I liked the way it looked hanging. The colors are not quite right, so I've included a scanned photo (photo #4) as well, which shows the colors better.

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
(44)
  • Reviewed by Tallemaja
    5 out of 5 stars
    May 9, 2018
    GEMINI has landed :-) One more Little wonder from Carole has completed my marvellous collection of her bags. THANK YOU SO MUCH for all your efforts <3
    Gemini - wet felted bag - RESERVED for Nocole

  • Reviewed by bourgoinguy
    5 out of 5 stars
    Sep 7, 2017
    Très jolie pochette , bien faite mais très petite . C'est plutôt un bijou à porter !
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    Epimeliad - wet felted amulet bag

  • Reviewed by Willow Ravenswood
    5 out of 5 stars
    Feb 3, 2017
    So soft and perfect for the spray of wild feathers it now carries. It arrived in timely fashion well packaged. A treasure!
    Demeter - wet felted bag

  • Reviewed by Tallemaja
    5 out of 5 stars
    Oct 10, 2016
    This is so beautiful that I could not believe it when I opened the lovely wrapped parcel. This is my 5th piece of art from Carole and I really, really appreciate it. Please keep on making these Little wonders for us. T H A N K Y O U & much love
    Rhiannan - wet felted bag

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If you cancel your order prior to shipping but after payment, you will receive a complete refund. If you wish to cancel after shipment, I will refund the cost of the item after I receive it back, but you will be responsible for shipping costs in both directions. Refunds are only available within 30 days of receipt provided the item is returned in the condition it was received. You should contact me prior to returning an item so that we are in agreement as to course of action, since every transaction is different.

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