According to 17th century folklore in the US, if you kill a spider that is on your clothing, you destroy the gifts it is weaving for you.
The origins of this belief perhaps come from the UK, where a very common spider, known as the money spider (Family: Linyphilidae) is said to bring good fortune to those it lands upon.
While you may not give a real spider a ride on your clothes, I've made this hand-embroidered spider just for you, a spider lover (even if from afar). Wear her on your clothing to welcome good fortune!
This arachnid has been hand embroidered in the stumpwork fashion: the body is slightly raised, giving her a realistic look. Her long legs have been embroidered with black metallic threads. She rests in an oval of vintage linen, backed with off-white felt, the edge embroidered in yellow and metallic gold threads. Brooch clasp sewn onto the back.
2 x 1.5 inches. (4.5 x 4 cm)
The photo with the model shows two spider brooches of the same size to give you an idea of the scale.
This industrious little creature, weaving positive vibes and good fortune into every beautiful web, is not just for Hallowe’en.
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