The Blue Moon Talinistic Dilly Bag (aka everything I know about the moon and the sea)

Posted: March 30, 2014 by Mo Crow in knots and nests, magic
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blue moon talinistic dilly bag by Mo 2014The Blue Moon Talinistic Dilly Bag (aka everything I know about the moon and the sea) by Mo 2014
air-moon-detail-mo-2014detail of the air moon
fire-moon-detail-Mo-2014detail of the fire moon
many thanks go to all the cloth conjurors who have contributed materials
Glennis Shibori Girl indigo moon on sheer organza & indigo dyed silk threads
Arlee Barr  indigo & rust dyed silk
Patricia Spangler indigo dyed air moon on linen & rust and indigo dyed fire moon
Dee Mallon indigo dyed cord that finished the top edge
Margaret Johnson vintage Silkworm thread and a wonderful ecru thread for all the free hand netted lace
the supporting exo-skeleton is immature stems of a Bangalow Palm infloresence
other materials are African clay, bone and myrrh beads, burnt ivory, shells, feathers, printmakers mull, flax, nettle and hemp string
you can see this piece in process widdershins here, here, here & here

  1. Bronwyn says:

    Just incredible Mo, a masterful piece. Delicate, strong, beautiful. I’ts truly been a privilege to see it take shape.

    • Mo Crow says:

      it really came together this weekend I could keep adding more beads & knots and stitches forever but it would just be dilly dallying, time for the next crow drawing!!

  2. Marti says:

    Mo, this bag holds such exquisite magic. I enlarged the photo and found my fingers tracing so many textures from stitch to bead, it felt alive even as I touched it only from my laptop screen; gives me such a strong sense of a never ending pool of wonder, this incredibly tactile and beautiful bag.

  3. roz says:

    the detail , the detail ..always the detail ..considered , imagined , created , one tiny stitch , collected ingredient ..gorjus! the coming together …ahhh … all the work for those moments are magic, yes!

  4. Hey Mo…I can not imagine ever Using this dilly for anything but jewels, and looking at. It’s so precious…sigh.

  5. Just wonderful a real masterpiece, I have enjoyed watching its progress.

  6. Carol says:

    Mo! Every single stitch, every last detail just sings of you and your magic touch. I’m lost for words but I’m thrilled to have seen this beautiful bag come into being. Thank you for sharing the process.

  7. deedeemallon says:

    It really came out so beautifully – inside, front and back! I esp. like that wispy white element to the handle.

  8. margaret johnson says:

    Mo, you are the Master (Mistress?) of exquisite detail. The detail is what I LOVE about your work . Totally head over heals with this little bag, and just love the wispy silk around the top edge. Marg ox

    • Mo Crow says:

      thanks Marg, your vintage Silkworm thread and that ecru thread for practicing needle lace make all the difference and I love those no 7 crewel embroidery needles, I use them til they are almost right angled… (I can be more than a little heavy handed at times!) that whisper of silk organza was coffee dyed for the Voodoo Flapper Top that I made for our friends Wendy & Louis’ wedding back in 2012 but it was too scratchy to wear!

  9. Valerianna says:

    Yowza!! So amazing… I love every surface and then INSIDE, like looking into a whirlpool!

  10. Dotti says:

    WoW!! It sure is a thing of power and beauty!! So you Mo!!!xxx Dotti

  11. this is incredible. you have an amazing way of putting things together..

  12. This is truly an object of pure magic, Mo! Everything about it makes me sigh… incubating dreams, indeed…

    • Mo Crow says:

      thanks Sharmon, have learned a lot about listening to the materials with this one as they came here from all around the world and all hold their own energy

  13. arlee says:

    OH OH OH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A superb masterpiece!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MAGIC

  14. karen says:

    this is truly gorgeous Mo…beyond beautiful

  15. arlee says:

    out of curiousity–what IS “Talinistic”????

    • Mo Crow says:

      My friend Wayne came up with “Talinistic” in response to one of my decorated sticks ten years ago here’s what he said, “Ahhh…carving….I fully appreciate directing ones art towards the talinistic, who says art has no function! if it must look in, let it protect it’s own illusion… hey I figured out where I got “talinistic” from…it was a cross between talisman and talon, with an “istic” thrown on the we know…W” from e-mail correspondences May to June 2004

  16. beth says:

    Oh Mo. This kind of makes my hair stand on end. You have clearly made magic happen here. It is utterly amazing.

  17. handstories says:

    magical, especially love the details on the fire moon- the “clouds” on the right & the tiny blue stitching on the upper left.

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