For my the Love of Legends tour stop, I present you with Huginn and Muninn. Two ravens of lore who gathered information for the Norse god Odin. This project was both a chance for me to get my geek on and to follow through with the need to expand the kid’s dress up clothing collection.
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When I was planning this project, I was pretty excited about the upcoming season of Vikings and really wanted to draw inspiration from Norse mythology. Around the same time I saw a dress Michelle (Falafel and the Bee) made that featured a collar created from scrap fabric. Making fabric from scraps was something that I’ve wanted to try ever since I saw Ajaire’s (Call Ajaire) scrap fabric dress last spring. Michelle’s project was a great reminder that this was something I really need to do!
Starting at an early age, I found myself interested in legends and stories from mythology. I especially like hearing stories about the Norse gods. Like many kids of the 80’s, I thought Jim Henson and all his productions were the beesknees. I REALLY loved the not as well remembered Jim Henson series The Storyteller. It combined tales from mythology with imagery in line with classic Henson films like Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal. How could I not love it?
What I always find striking about the puppets in those shows is how rich the colors and textures are. My mind is so infused with the visuals that when I think about mythological creatures the visuals are very Henson-esque.
The rag quilt I made back in January for Pen has such beautifully textured edges. I thought using raw scrap fabric as part of my legends project would add a textural element almost emulating the more downy and feathery parts of a bird. One of my many “things I do to do” is expand the kid’s dress up collection. Bird masks and wings would be a welcome addition.
Lucky for me and my idea, there are birds in Norse mythology. Odin’s two ravens Huginn (thought) and Muninn (memory). I’ve always presumed that the ravens you catch glimpses of in the series Vikings are Odin’s.
The fabric came from numerous sources. I used all sorts of left over bits from yardage and previous upcycles. The leftover bits from the scrap “fabric” that I made for the masks I used embellish Seb’s shirt. I used leftover feathers from the wings to embellish Pen’s shirt. Her shirt I slightly modified by adding a few inches to the front panel and gathered to add a fuller appearance.
Thank you for taking the time to check out my project for the Love of the Legends tour. Regular visitors may have noticed my mini-hiatus. My cold has returned with a vengeance and is kicking my butt all over the place. I’ll be back soon!
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