Maggie’s Finds: Barbara Wunder Hynes

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“Dreaming Atlantis”

My fascination with the legend of the lost civilization of Atlantis began when I was a teenager listening to folk singer Donovan’s dreamy, romantic ballad about Atlantis and what may lie “way down below the ocean.”

Greek philosopher Plato wrote approximately 2,400 years ago that Atlantis was an ancient island empire established by Poseidon, the God of the Sea. Supposedly, Atlantis was a technologically advanced Utopian society which valued peace, art, and wisdom. The entire island was said to have disappeared into the Atlantic Ocean after a day and night of fierce earthquakes and floods.

In 2011, a U.S.-led research team claimed to have found evidence of Atlantis in the mud flats of Andalusia, in southern Spain.

Did Atlantis ever really exist, or is it merely a fabled legend? We may never know. I’d like to believe that Atlantis existed as a beautiful Utopian society, and it inspired me to create this regal aquatic-themed freeform crochet garment.

Freeform crochet. Various yarns and threads, seashells, shell buttons, glass pebbles, beads.

Close-up view of the exquisitely detailed back.

A front view of the Dreaming Atlantis Cardigan.


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Comments (2)

  • Barbara Wunder Hynes 12 years ago Reply

    Hi, thank you for featuring me and my freeform crochet! This was a nice surprise! 🙂

    admin 12 years ago Reply

    Hi Barbara,

    I’m so glad you liked it! We love your beautiful designs!

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