I saw this canvas on an auction website, and I guess it, uh, put a spell on me. Just one of those, ‘I’ve got to have it’ needlepoint moments.
After all, what can possibly make a better pincushion than a voodoo doll?
It was originally purchased someplace in Louisiana.
I haven’t seen a canvas like this anywhere, which ought to tell you something, and I know all the gris gris places.
Stitching the thing, I didn’t use any of the Paternayan wool or even the rooster claw it was kitted with, but instead stitched it in bright neon metallics.
I love the backing of the my voodoo doll, with its shaded gris swirls.
Now, if you go to Wiki (where I downloaded the background pic), there is an interesting history about voodoo in New Orleans and the Queen of Voodoo, Marie Laveau. Holy graveyard!
Elvis is probably real lonely tonight.
Erin McGrath and Needlepointland.com, 2012 – 2016.