A two-dimensional felted wool landscape of a trail. A yellow arrow is painted on a fence post by pink flowers.

Dedalera del Primitivo

“Dedalera del Primitivo” is based on a scene from my journey along the Camino Primitivo in the summer of 2016. Various Camino routes stretch across Spain and much of Europe, and I had the privilege of walking six of them, including the historic route through Galicia. Along the way, I enjoyed the way sunrises colored mountain- and hillsides, the fresh air of hill country, the charm of slate-tile roofs in small mountain towns, and even the bustle of a city inside an ancient Roman wall. It was a peaceful, contemplative walk, and I treasured every day of the journey.

This felting features a stretch of the Camino Primitivo in which the trail led pilgrims down farm lanes. While mountains rise in the distance, a pilgrim first walks through farm country, where fields of crops and grasses grow. In the foreground, a painted arrow, a “flecha,” points the way to Santiago. The purple-pink blooms of the eponymous dedalera, which English-speakers know as foxglove, made such a beautiful contrast to the yellow arrow that I couldn’t resist recreating the scene in wool.

“Dedalera del Primitivo” measures 20”x16” and has been professionally framed in a rustic wood frame. It is signed, and a sticker on the back provides the felting’s title and year of completion.

Dedalera del Primitivo

20″x16″ needle-felted, 100% wool landscape in a rustic wooden frame.


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