The Hope Hankie

Posted: July 16, 2012 by Mo Crow in magic
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The Hope Hankie by Mo 2012
“Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
And sings the tune without the words
And never stops at all”
from the poem  “Hope is the thing with feathers” by Emily Dickinson
With thanks to Canadian Cloth Conjuror Arlee Barr for dying the rusted indigo silk, the cheesecloth is from Beautiful Silks in Melbourne & Deanna of Eclectic Meanderings for the meditative stitching inspiration here & here. The Floriani Wet & Gone soluble paper worked a treat for this first foray into freehand lace making, it will make the perfect something blue for our friends Maggie & Lindsay’s wedding present.

(NB just click on the pics to see more detail)

  1. Carol says:

    Mo, magic, indeed! This is a most beautiful result and I love your use of the soluble paper. Magic for Maggie!

  2. margaret johnson says:

    This is so YOU Mo, soft and beautiful. I’m sure Lindsay and Maggie will Love it. Such a special caring gift. oxox

    • Mo Crow says:

      Thanks for the good words Marg, that rust & indigo silk from Arlee is so light & still surprised that backing it with the chesesecloth makes it float even more. Had thought it would need more feathers and beads and stitching & such but it’s enough. Hope you and Mike are well is is very cold in Daylesford this winter?

  3. margaret johnson says:

    Yeess, very cold. So glad we have a heater at each end of the house now. Most mornings it’s been around 3 to 6 the house, and colder outside ofcourse. Couple nights below zero. Very frosty and very foggy. The fog looks beautiful rolling in over and through the trees. I did take some beautiful photos of a couple of sibling crows, on our trees in the fog, but lost them all on the computer, when it crashed. Keep warm. ox

  4. deanna7trees says:

    oh so precious and thanks for the link.

  5. arlee says:

    Oh MY! That is SO “SO”! May i share the image with credit? You have done amazing justice to the fabric and the concept.

  6. Ann-Marie says:

    What a wonderful concept – and you’ve done it so well. The stitching on the fragile cheesecloth embodies hope perfectly.

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