I’ve been cursed and cured, jinxed and blessed. I have knocked wood, picked up lucky pennies, chanted, wished on bones and burned sage.
I was reading an article about hex marks and runes when I saw the words “concealed shoes” which lead me down a new rabbit hole of information about historic houses and talisman objects hidden in walls. These objects were usually hidden over thresholds and hearths, entry points for spirits and mischief. This concealment practice was common from the 13th – 19th centuries, coming to light as historic homes undergo renovations.
House charms most often took the form of shoes. That is because
I loved resurrecting the idea of employing small hand-made items as house talismans. Also, in creating them I incorporate two processes I love: painting and stitching. Each of the stitched house
Find some of these artworks on the “Small Artworks” page, and in my Shop.
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