For the "FATE" category of the 22nd Round of the G+ Photography Scavenger…

For the "FATE" category of the 22nd Round of the G+ Photography Scavenger Hunt.

This is a still life representation of the 3 Fates of Greek mythology. Clotho spun the “thread” of a human's life, Lachesis measured it, thus measuring the life, and Atropos cut the thread, symbolizing that person's death.

The purple material here is wool roving, with a bit of acrylic added in for sparkle. The tool is a drop spindle which is used to hand spin yarn. Much of the job of spinning the yarn comes from separating it from the roving and forming it by hand before it ever reaches the spinner. As such, Clotho's part of the process takes place on the far side of the spinner's disk. I used the spinner's shaft to represent the measurement of the yarn, and the "stork scissors" seemed a perfect tool for Atropos.

Honestly, this was a last-minute idea, after spending several days contemplating a paper or report card with a big red "F" and an 8 of Diamonds laid just so that you'd see "F8". But that didn't sound especially interesting. And then I remembered I had this wool and spindle from a Maker Fair years ago. Being a lover of textiles, I just had to check out that booth, and the girl did such an awesome demonstration, I felt it was well worth the $12 I spent on the wool and spindle. I thought I'd never do anything with it. But I did this.

For the “FATE” category of the 22nd Round of the G+ Photography Scavenger Hunt.

This is a still life representation of the 3 Fates of Greek mythology. Clotho spun the “thread” of a human’s life, Lachesis measured it, thus measuring the life, and Atropos cut the thread, symbolizing that person’s death.

The purple material here is wool roving, with a bit of acrylic added in for sparkle. The tool is a drop spindle which is used to hand spin yarn.

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4 thoughts on “For the "FATE" category of the 22nd Round of the G+ Photography Scavenger…

  1. The "Sleeping Beauty" does not need its appearance. The prince will be very sad.

    「睡美人」不需要它的出現,王子會很傷心的。2018.06.19 03:28 陰雪兒。