Oct 13, 2016

By Thread and By Needle - The Great October (Art) Giveaway

The Stag Lord - Polly Lind

**The tapestry will be going out to "lillie8302" - congratulations!**

Needles and pins,
Needles and pins,
Sew me a sail
To catch the wind.
(from Needles & Pins by Shel Silverstein)

It seems as though witches have always had pins or needles in their hands for one reason or another. A blessing, a dressing, a protection, a curse - a sharp thorn or a shard of bone worked well enough for all these things until clever souls manufactured the first metal needles around 7000-1200 BCE when copper, bronze, and iron (respectively) were fashioned into tools. Of course, what a witch does with their tools is what matters, and I am so impressed by what Polly Lind creates with her thorn and thread.

Polly Lind is a fabric artist living and practicing her art in New Zealand. She creates designs centered around folklore, nature, spiritual practices, and whatever moves her own creative spirit.

Polly has generously offered one of her enchanting tapestries up to our October fun. The Stag Lord is an ode to the wildness of the forest, the Stag Lord's domain. For Polly, this piece speaks to the wild of animal and spirit, and relates a message of strength, courage and the chaos of the wild, while also touching on the serenity and quietness of forests and wild spaces. This tapestry features a stag skull, a big horn sheep, a wild European boar, and an American badger.

If you would like The Stag Lord guarding your hallowed halls, a comment here counts as your entry. If the Blogger platform is being difficult or you are of a more private sort, feel free to use the contact option up top as a way to send in an entry. I will draw the name of the fortunate winner on Monday, October 17th at 9pm Pacific!

And please do visit Polly's website and take a look at her gorgeous work!




Legal Bits:

* This giveaway (or "sweepstakes") is open to all residents of Canada, (exluding Quebec residents) the USA, Great Britain, Europe, South America,  who are 18 years of age or older. This giveaway is void where prohitibited by law.  Please be aware of the contest/sweepstakes laws in your area.

*  Canadian residents will be subject to a skill testing question before being able to claim their prize (this is standard law in Canada).  The skill testing question will be in a form similar to: 1 + 2 - 1 =

*  This giveaway is not for profit and no purchase is necessary to enter.

*  This giveaway is sponsored/administrated solely by this blog/blog author and is not affilitated with or sponsored by Blogger, Facebook, Twitter, or any other entity, nor can they be held liable.

* By leaving a comment intending to enter into the draw for the giveaway (or "sweepstakes") you are knowingly agreeing to these rules/conditions.

I have chosen all the books/cards featured this month myself.  I have not been paid to feature a book, nor have I been asked to advertise for anyone.  This giveaway is not endorsed or sponsored by anyone other than Rue and Hyssop.

26 comments:

Rhi said...

This is gorgeous! Pick me! :P

Tessa Wyld said...

oh my ! Gorgeous..... LOVE!

Sasquatch Jones said...

Wow! Amazing, love Polly's work so glad Aidan shared her work on Facebook, been following her for years. Time to share this.

Magaly Guerrero said...

The colors make me think of winter...

Brenda Penton said...

Ohhh I love it! It would look fabulous in my hall!

petoskystone said...

Boars & badgers are wonderful creatures! Impressive stag head as well.

Brigid Lenehan said...

Fabulous!

Danni said...

What a stunning piece! My living room wall is naked right now, just saying. ;)

MrsDuncanMahogany said...

THAT IS GORGEOUS! Please do throw my name into the cauldron! :)

Em said...

I love it as well. It's absolutely lovely. Please toss my name in the hat too!

Engie Willow said...

What a gorgeous piece! It is truly lovely. engie.willow@gmail.com

John Breen said...

Please count me in! I would be honored to have this in my home!

orion`s daughter said...

How stunning! Enter me, please. Orionova@gmail.com

Susan said...

A beautiful piece. Please enter me in the drawing.

Bree said...

My goodness! What a stunning piece of art! It would be an honor to own such a beautiful work xoxo.

Bree said...

Oh! My email is Brianna.ecklid@gmail.com

L aura's Reading said...

What beautiful work, I had to share.
The blog post with the magnificent natural holiday tree is amazing also, on Polly Lind's blog.
Thank you for this chance.

wismomworks@gmail.com

BrigidsBlest said...

Oh, lovely! Yes, please enter me in the contest.

ajc1696 said...

Gorgeous! Please enter me in the drawing and thanks for the chance! april.chase@gmail.com

Melisa Glassford said...

Beautiful! Please enter me in th contest.
melisaglassford@gmail.com

Iorek Byrnison said...

Absolutely gorgeous! flutter.flute13@gmail.com

lillie8302 said...

Oh my gosh, that is a beautiful tapestry! I'd love to be entered for a chance to receive it. Email is- lilefal1102@hotmail.com

syncreticmystic said...

I love her work. Yes!

Rebecca Powell said...

Her work is beautiful! I'm going to keep her Etsy shop in mind for when I move to a bigger space and have more walls that need hanging :)
rapowell4@gmail.com

Shelle Kennedy said...

Magical and creative work, off to check her blog!

amalyn :: amy said...

Polly's work is lovely! I had a chance to meet her a few years back, but alas didn't have money to be able to buy any of her awesome creations.

I would love to enter in this drawing. amamouse@gmail.com