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 shiny green spider, inspired by the one who lived in the cupboard under the sink for a long while, has been hand embroidered in the stumpwork fashion: her body is slightly raised, giving her a realistic look, worked in green and metallic threads. Her long legs have been embroidered with cotton threads. She rests in an oval of vintage linen, backed with off-white felt, the edge embroidered in brown and metallic copper threads. Brooch clasp sewn onto the back.
2 x 1.5 inches. (45 x 40 mm)
The photo with the model shows 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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