There are Three styles of banners:
Fibers, Wood, Photographic
In each case, you study the pattern and calm to proceed to meditation.
Fibers can be a felted design on vintage cloth and stitched and painted forms.
Unlike the fibers which has a positive design shape, Wooden banners use a removal of material to form the design. They are routered away, they are burned away. The line is made of daylight!
In the Photographic banners I manipulate an image to clear out the extraneous elements. It has a real life feel. It takes the form of; a scroll-like banner, has fabric, is made into a magnet, is a decal.
Each one is unique. Choose based on your aesthetics, on your space constraints, or your budget.
this must be purchased directly through Nina.(firstname.lastname@example.org) $140.00 Shipping included
This is banner is made with wool roving. Layered onto the light colored felt square, I use a special felting tool. Its like a long needle with barbs on it. I puncture through the roving and the fibers cling to the barbs and pull them through the felt, thus connecting the linear, carded roving to the stable felt. There needs to be many many punctures to attach the roved wool to the felt, a meditation in itself.
The other fabric is from my grandmother’s drawer. A transparent scarf (1950s) and a faded cotton hankie. I love the idea of repurposing and not throwing away, but even more than that I love when things have a worn look. Tiny holes, undone seams, show the human contact and age. That patina is lovely to investigate. I connect to that age. It is wabi sabi in theory and observation.
Softness and heavy, color vivid and fading. It hangs on a stick and blows a bit with a breeze.
Burlap, where I pull certain warps and wefts and add a lighter colored sisal fiber to form the design pattern. It has a slight pillow like dimension and a country or strongly nature based feeling.
13" tall x 14" across (stick, but not hanging string)
$80.00 shipping included
I am in favor of the small house movement. I know people work, a lot. Sometimes time and space are short, but there is always a little place found when someone has intention. I made these very inexpensive easy to use magnets. I also provide a hanger hook for them if you are not using a refrigerator or file cabinet. It is a photograph of yellow plastic string on artificial turf. Never mind that yuck that you are thinking right now. I did some photoshop to make the line work properly. I needed some bright colors for this small piece, so it catches your attention every time it can.
4 1/4 x 5 1/2
$13.00 includes shipping