a chain of hearts

Posted: April 25, 2013 by Mo Crow in knots and nests
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Chain-of-Hearts by Mo 2013Chain of Hearts by Mo 2013
knotted waxed linen thread, snail shells and pearl beads
(peeling paint courtesy of dunny door out the back)
chain-of-hearts detail by Mo 2013

  1. margaret johnson says:

    Oh that knotting is fantastic! Is it easy to do? It’s gorgeous Mo. Chain of hearts is one of my favourite plants. I had a massive one for years, it grew to 2 metres long. I still have it, but it has since been repotted and cut back. Is this the present for your friend? Love your dunny door. I am pleased though that we don’t have to use an outdoor dunny now!! Love the snail shells and pearl beads too!! ox

    • Mo Crow says:

      The knotting is macrame on a small scale, there’s a few variations of overhand, half hitch and square knots along with a couple of good sailor’s plaits from “Knots useful and ornamental” by Ron Edwards, his illustrations are the best I’ve found & yes it’s for a girlfriend’s 60th next week.The string garden for the window in the wet corner of my studio space didn’t work, even with watering twice a day the plants dried out too much. They are much happier outside in the garden & handy to turn into presents for special occasions!

  2. dinahmow says:

    Oh, that’s funny//serendipitous…I thought that, when your chain of hearts bits get here, I’d make a macrame hanger for them!

  3. They are very beautiful, I love the colours of the dunny door to, there is something about peeling paint that is very attractive. Best wishes to you and particularly to your brother. Cxxxx

    • Mo Crow says:

      Thanks Charlotte, the peeling paint is this house’s best feature, she is a very old Victorian terrace & we love her, x fingers we can stay here a few more years yet!

  4. deedeemallon says:

    this is glorious. I love scrolling down and down and down to get to the basket near the bottom. And isn’t it funny how two of the larger peeling paint pieces look like wings?

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