a pocket for carrying the moon

Posted: August 19, 2014 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time

a-pocket-for-the-moon-with-feather-and-shellsJude Hill of Spirit Cloth wove this indigo moon cloth which turned into a pocket for carrying the moon with a bit of stitching & beading on the plane and on the verandah at the beach with some special shells and a flight feather from a brown pelican
shell-detailthis shell fit perfectly with the white rings Jude had resist dyed into the cloth
beading-detailbead and fringe detail
black-barnacle-moon-shellthis fragment of black barnacle looked like a moon so I knotted it onto a piece of rose petal dyed hemp string
black-barnacle-moon-Mo-14The Black Barnacle Moon by Mo 2014full-moon-mama Mo 2014

  1. handstories says:

    Well, you know that I love everything about this post- the moon, the sea, the blue & jude!

  2. margaret johnson says:

    Hey Mo, looks and sounds like you all had a wonderful time!! So happy for you all. A ukele, what a blast!! Your Mum looks fabulous. Loving what you are doing with Jude’s bag. And oh the Black Barnacle Moon is just beautiful. Glad your home safe and sound, Marg oxox

  3. Love Jude’s weave up close, and your perfect embellishments–Can you see the tiny heart on the black barnicle? It’s left of center at about 8 O’clock.

  4. Sweetpea says:

    Lovely post, Mo.
    Nothing like it .. the leaving home to go to a new place never before seen …
    Yes, there’s no place like home. But there’s no place like somewhere else

  5. Eliene says:

    Another memor{y}able piece….I love the stories behind your pieces.

  6. Carol says:

    The Barnacle Goose loves your black barnacle! What a beautiful post this is, Mo, Jude’s fabric, your stitching and that wonderful sketch at the end!

    • Mo Crow says:

      thanks for the good words Carol, it’s so good to be back but it’s very cold and rainy after that brief doorway into summer & the house is leaking again!

  7. deemallon says:

    How beautiful! That indigo weave and color partners so well with moon shapes ! That barnacle is incredible. I’m glad you had a good time and I’m glad you’re back!

  8. beth says:

    Hey Mo. Glad to see you *back* from *here*. Such a beautiful place. Gorgeous bag. A collaboration of you, Jude, and the ocean. A place to hold your shell memories. Perfect!

    • Mo Crow says:

      I don’t know if I should send the bag to Mom for the shells I found for her (there was one that looked like a piece of the moon with what resembled an Incan design carved by the sea) or to my brother Mike to hold the heart shaped shell I gave his beautiful wife Debbie or just be selfish and keep it to hold the memories of the journey and our family gathering.

  9. LOVE…
    always the moon in my pocket
    so happy for your travels gypsy friend


  10. shishi says:

    Mo, this bag is simply dreamy! It’s perfect for any of those ocean treasures. What a beautiful vacation spot you enjoyed. That is a gorgeous part of our East Coast!

    • Mo Crow says:

      Thanks for popping in Shishi, it was lovely having a doorway into summer, back to a wet wintery week here in Sydney but Spring is just around the corner Hooray!

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