She rises from her sea of stars again,High in the south on midwinter night.With arms spread wide to bless all here on earth,Our lady gazes down with eyes so bright.
Fuller explanations about this rug can be found on the Star Goddess page of this site.
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These rugs have been created for many years now, at a rate of less than one a year, for three main reasons.
•Firstly to encapsulate in visual form ideas that have interested me, many of which are tackled in this website. •Secondly to have a diagram which I can use as the basis of a workshop. Many of these are in a circle of people sitting on the ground in a circle in a tent and I like the informality and matter of factness of a carpet that can be walked on. •Thirdly the rugs formed the basis of Yuletide cards that I sent to family and friends each year
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