Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Granny Mandala

Oh did I have fun making this ! The old fashioned granny stitch has always been one of my favourites and as I said in my last post, I've been wanting to make one of these mandalas for ages. While I was making it I was wondering about the meaning of mandala and thanks to google, found out that in describing both material and non-material realities, the mandala appears in all aspects of life: the celestial circles we call earth, sun, and moon, as well as conceptual circles of friends, family, and community. So, when I look at my mandala it will be a reminder of all the wonderful cyber friends I have made over the years.

Actually, I'm not too sure about the edging and might end up taking it out and doing something else. Can you see how it tends to curl a little ? My blocking board is too small so I tried steaming it with the iron but it still won't sit completely flat. Any suggestions will be very welcome.


  1. Oh that is just beautiful! I've wanted to make one for a long time too. You did wonderfully. Hugs, Teresa

  2. It is so colourful and now that I know what a Mandala means, it makes it all the more beautiful :))

  3. That is just lovely Dorothy.. As vibrant in colour as it is in meaning, i love it...

  4. Thank you Teresa, Pat and Tina .... I hope to see a pic of your mandalas if you decide to make one.

  5. This is just beautiful. I love the colors! :)

    Blessings always


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