a bit more hope with an interesting twist in the thread

Posted: January 12, 2013 by Mo Crow in magic
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hopeanother hopeful thing put together with a sulphur crested cockatoo feather, a small wishbone from one of Ariel’s organic quails & a piece of Jude Hill’s magic thread to bind the scroll
in the process I had trouble marrying these black & white linen threads into a 2 ply cord
linen thread seems they have an opposite twist even though they were made in the same factory
plaitsa 4 or 3 strand plait works better… strange metaphor
3plydoubletwist2 ply twist with the black to create the opposite spin then plyed with a single white & twisted til it doubled over on itself, how convoluted is that?
Deanna sent this great link about twisting cord
silkandlinenjust playing around with some more threads that don’t want to ply this time very fine black linen with two strands of silk
… opposites… black & white… light and shadow…
there is some Night Circus inspired needle lace brewing here!

Comments
  1. deanna7trees says:

    such a lovely colored feather. twist is complicated. i always have to stop and think.

  2. margaret johnson says:

    Looks gorgeous Mo, I have just recently found a similar feather in my garden. Have lots of cocky feathers, but my first crest one. ox

  3. Had to look that up–
    larrikin (larikin)-noun Austral.
    a boisterous, often badly behaved young man.
    • a person with apparent disregard for convention; a maverick : [as adj. ] the larrikin trade union leader.,,ORIGIN mid 19th cent.: from English dialect, perhaps from the given name Larry (nickname for Lawrence) + -kin .
    That was fun.

    • Mo Crow says:

      & they are total larrikins! one of the best moments was one spring when I was working as a gardener at the Royal Botanic Gardens here in Sydney and had a huge circular bed of pink ranunculus in full bloom with a flock of 20 cockies plucking & tossing the flowers in the air with screeching joy, they weren’t eating them at all they were just playing!

  4. deanna7trees says:

    looks like you got it figured out.

  5. nadia says:

    Enjoyed seeing your experiments with cording. Black and white is always so pleasing to me.
    best, nadia

  6. vladthebat says:

    Love it ! Will have to send you some belgian feathers one of these days… 🙂

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