If your first impulse is to turn away (or run, like Little Miss Muffet)...
stay for a moment, let me try to change your mind about spiders.
As I was stitching these spiders, I tried to find positive associations or beliefs about them. For one, My grandmother used to tell us white spiders brought good fortune, so you mustn’t kill them.
And according to 17 th c folklore, 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 when it lands on you.
After observing a spider who kept on trying until she finally managed to spin her web, Robert the Bruce went on to defeat the English at the Battle of Bannockburn.
I've made for you spider leaf brooches or hair clips to wear on your clothing or in your hair, for luck, encouragement, and a reminder to try, try again.
Layers of fabrics and embroidery will enchant you. Leaves of sumptuous silk/synthetic blend in purple and gold, backed with sturdy canvas, machine-embroidered veins, a shining white spider hand-embroidered on each one, plus wire stems, for a realistic touch. Brooch clasp sewn on to the back of each leaf.
Large leaf – 5” x 2” including stem. (10 x 5 cm)
Small leaf – 3.75” x 1.5” including stem. (9 x 3.5 cm)
You choose: 2 brooches; 2 hair clips; 1 brooch + 1 clip
This industrious little creature, weaving positive vibes and good fortune into every beautiful web, is not just for Hallowe’en.
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