Friday, April 25, 2008

Mysterious bundles

Rummaging through my sewing box I despair at the tangles of threads in the bottom. Cutting out one of the entangled bundles, I am suddenly struck by its beauty - rather than seeing only chaos and mess I perceive, unexpectedly, mysterious connections of a different order.

I am reminded of an image I recently found on a website of mysterious balls and bundles of coloured twine woven by young men all over Morrocco, their purpose shrouded in secrecy, but possibly to do with practical magic and the dispelling of evil spirits.

Having seen the image, I begin to understand the magic potential of my own bundles of thread.


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