Monday, June 13, 2016

Another Goddess, and a few link ups for today

It was one of those rainy lazy weekends where I had a dull headache and didn't want to do much so I spent the weekend stitching away on my third goddess for the 13 Goddesses in 13 Weeks challenge.

I will be linking up over at  where you can see more goddesses from other bloggers.

I chose Tatsuta-hime as my third hand embroidery piece, I was trying to get the effect of winds blowing the fabric of her dress into autumn leaves. Tatsuta-Hime (pronounced tat-SUE-tah HEE-may) is a minor wind Goddess, It is said that each year Tatsuta-Hime, Goddess of dyeing and weaving, dyes silk yarn and weaves a beautiful multicolored tapestry of yellow, orange, russet, crimson and gold.  She then incarnated Herself as wind and blew Her own work to shreds, the scattering cloth resembling the blowing leaves of autumn.
Her symbols are Fall leaves. Her themes are health, luck, thankfulness, autumn, blessings, abundance and protection. This windy Japanese Goddess blows into our lives today offering blessings and abundance for all our efforts. Tradition tells us that She weaves the Fall leaves into a montage of color, then sweeps them away along with any late-fall maladies. Sailors often wear an amulet bearing Her name to weather difficult storms at sea safely.

A poem by Prince Kanemi:
must have offerings to make
to gods on her way:
so the autumn leaves
scatter like fragments of cloth.

My Tatsuta-Hime is done on white cotton muslin fabric using DMC variegated embroidery floss for the leaves and dress, solid floss for skin and hair. The piece is completely hand embroidered.

I have also made progress on block seven of  Hocuspocusville and I should have it completed in the next day or two. I am linking up at  for this weeks linky party and I forgot to post my progress yesterday at Kathy's quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching since I was so busy stitching so I will do that today too.
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  1. Beautiful Goddess!! I love the feeling of movement she gives. :) Thank you for sharing!

  2. Tatsuma-Hime is absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing her story. Hocuspocusville is looking great too.

  3. Lovely wind goddess... what a fun project!