Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Tag Tuesday-Eyes

The theme for this week's Tag Tuesday is Eyes.
Here is my Eyes tag, though strictly speaking it is an Eye tag.

Wedjet Eye or Eye of Horus

 The Wedjet Eye or Eye of Horus was a symbol of protection and a promise of reconstitution or rebirth of the body for the Egyptians. I have taken the design from Egyptian Designs in Modern Stitchery  by Pauline Fischer, and made my own version of it. I painted stripes onto my gelli plate (you can read about it here on my blog) and printed it off, then filled in the gaps with gel pen. The eye itself is embroidered with black thread for definition, and because both men and women in Ancient Egypt used to paint their eyes with dark paints to make them stand out.