ATASDA-Facade-2016The ATASDA Facade at the Palm House Exhibition just opened at the Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens
a wonderfully diverse show of textiles including dyeing, felting, weaving, machine & hand embroidery, surface embellishment, printing and much more.
ATASDA-Facade-2016-2ATASDA-Facade-2016-1ATASDA-Facade-2016-4ATASDA-Facade-2016-3the 3D African influenced masks by Penny Eamer fascinated me
masksPenny hand and machine embroidered on hand painted fabric
maskpowerful work!
encaustic“Presence of Mind” by Kelcie Bryant-Duguid
49.5cm H x 54cm W
Materials- encaustic wax, plaster, milk paint, ink, graphite, muslin, gauze, stitched layers, machine embridery, egg shell, tar, oil stick, pan pastel, papers amnd ephemera
a beautiful exploration of the facade of quiet composure that overlays the wrench that comes with deeply shocking news
trio“I Blue Print and Instructions”
“II Supports and structures”
“III Scaffolding”
Gloria Muddle’s exploration of the idea of facade as a construction site, a new beginning employing found metal, a variety of fabrics, rusted and embroidered by both machine & hand
trio-detailbut this stunningly finished frock stole the show for me
frock“Public Facade, Private Despair” by Nancy Conboy
here’s the text which left me speechless
Nancy-Conboy-frock-textfrock1such tender attention to every detail made with deep heart and respect
frock2it’s on ’til the 30th from 10-4, if you’re anywhere near Sydney don’t miss it!

take-time-to-smell-the-roses-Mo16“take time to smell the roses” Mo16
Cecil Brunner rose from one of our gardens dried in one day on the dashboard of the van, grape vine tendril, lichen, emu feather, glass & clay beads, linen and red Gütermann upholstery thread, parchment circa 1812, laser cut wood star from Els of Fiber Rainbow, Moulin de Larroque handmade watercolour paper, 5H graphite, white gouache
nextthe bench is clean and ready for whatever wants to happen next, a gathering of fresh grape vine tendrils from one of our gardens, lichen fragments & those banksia integrifolia seeds with black boar bristles and beads from back in January
PS the lichen needed to be opened up
that’s better
take-time-detail-Mo16sometimes it’s easier to see these things through the once remove of the confuser screen…

Toad Moon with ladder and lichen

Posted: May 21, 2016 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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Toad-Moon-with-Ladder-and-Lichen-Mo16Toad Moon with ladder and lichen Mo16
cane toad leather, boar bristles, emu feathers, lichen, passionfruit vine tendril, “whisper” silk organza, indigo dyed silk from Eliene, Japanese Abaca paper, Moulin de Larroque handmade watercolour paper, linen and silk threads
15.5 cm (6&1/4″) H x 13.5 cm (5&1/4″) W
ladder-detail-Mo16finished for the Full Moon this morning!

vintageGutermannsilk700this is the last bit of Gütermann silk  col. 700 (circa 1970’s)
wonderfully smooth and strong, it’s so good for stitching lace into all the holes of Old Man Crow’s very good old jacket
I have looked online & found a few reels for sale here and there but none in this beautiful grey colour
any clues anyone ?

lichen variations

Posted: May 17, 2016 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time, Lace
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lichen-on-drafting-film-Mo165H graphite on draughting film Mo 16
lichen-on-parchment-Mo16lichen stitched on parchment circa 1812 Mo 16
lichen-variations-Mo-16lichen variations

lichen study 2

Posted: May 16, 2016 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time, Lace

Lichen-on-parchment-Mo16Lichen study 2 Mo16
5H graphite, ink & gouache on vellum parchment circa 1812
7 cm (2&1/2″) H x 5 cm (2″) W
Lichen-on-parchment-Mo16 true scale

lichen study

Posted: May 15, 2016 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time, Lace

lichen-study-Mo16Lichen Study Mo16
5H graphite on watercolour paper
a little sketch to quiet the mind & soothe the soul