The Ghost Fish Memory Keeper

Posted: May 13, 2014 by Mo Crow in friends, knots and nests
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ghost-fish-memory-keeper-Mo 14The Ghost Fish Memory Keeper by Mo 2014
fish cloth from Dee Mallon, crow eye bead and black glass crow feather flameworked by Kathy Dorfer
pleated satin, silk lining, silk & leather cords + nearly 50 metres of Gutermann black linen thread
ghost-fish-memory-keeper-back-Mo-14ghost fish on the back
ghost-fish-memory-keeper-front-detail-Mo-14front detail
ghost-fish-memory-keeper-detail-1-Mo14back detail
ghost-fish-detail-Mo-14 the ghost fish passed away in 2012

  1. Bronwyn says:

    Love it Mo!!!!Love the use of the black (leather?) cord. And all of the magical ingredients. Delicious!!

    • Mo Crow says:

      the shoulder strap is 2 lengths of black leather cord, black silk cord in the middle, many metres of black linen thread with lots of hours of stitching & knotting!

  2. margaret johnson says:

    Ahh Mo, you never cease to to amaze and delight with your exquisite creations!!! Just love the way you have made the shoulder strap. We were very distraught when a kooka- burra snatched our beautiful golden carps. They were so friendly and used to love being stroked on the belly. They also used to dive through the water jet over rocks. We had them for many years. Just LOVE your work. ox

    • Mo Crow says:

      Oh those naughty kookaburras! a friend’s cat used to do that to the neighbour’s goldfish, he would catch each fish and then lay it on the rock at the side of the pond as a “gift” for the owner!
      this memory keeper just made itself when that Fish cloth arrived from Dee, I love the strap too but work so slowly, you know those girls who do the intricate hair wraps with all the different coloured threads at the markets in 40 minutes… they have very nimble fingers!

  3. kathydorfer says:

    awesome ! this is so cool… i am in the process of using my crows eye & feather on a head band for a sugar skull .

  4. Carol says:

    Just beautiful, Mo, every last detail is perfect. The strap is amazing!

  5. Beautiful, the strap and detailing is exquisite.

  6. beth says:

    You weave magic with your memory keepers, Mo. Stitched with intention and love they reflect this back so strongly. Love.

    • Mo Crow says:

      thanks for the good words Beth, the memory keepers sort of make themselves and these last two have come out so fast… but it’s time to put the needle & thread away & get back to the crow drawings!

  7. Dana says:

    The intricacy and detail of your work is so inspiring! I love the passing of the ghost fish into another realm.

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