mending a burnt & broken heart

Posted: September 6, 2014 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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burnt-and-broken-heart Mo 2014
A Pocket for the Burnt and Broken Heart (spiral heart stitched & burnt by Jude Hill)” by Mo 2014
H 15cm W 12.5 cm (not including cord)
sisal & linen cords bound with vintage Silkworm thread, indigo and pomegranate dyed silk velvet,
feather, vintage mother of pearl button, wishbone, shells, grape vine tendril stitched with silk steel
African myrrh and clay, glass, moss agate beads
Jude sent me this fragile spiral of a heart in early 2013 along with her 3 leftover hearts
Jude-burned-spiral-heartI kept it safe in a jar but it needed to breathe so I made this spare pocket to set the heart free
(with thanks to Coby Lange in the Netherlands for inventing such a good way to stitch feathers into cloth)
burned-and-broken-heart Mo 2014the inside of the spiral heart

  1. Marti says:

    Just imagine if we could set hearts free all around the world, set our minds free, offer up kindness, burn away anger and division, exhale it all out, take in kindness, hands held together, hearts connected…these thoughts came tumbling out of your pocket Mo…

  2. Jane B (epocktextiles) says:

    a precious pocket – adorned with treasures

  3. fiberels says:

    Love this little pouch Mo !

  4. jude says:

    oh, it’s safe now…..

    • Mo Crow says:

      (Jude))) your heart is so special, the magic of the black & white stitching, the aged quality of the linen cloth, the way the pomegranate & indigo dyed silk velvet that came in your indigo bundle fit so perfectly with the heart and the linen cord a friend gifted last month, the colours remind me of a favourite little treasure box that had a flying Pegasus on the lid from when I was 12…

  5. Beautiful and expressive, I love your little bags and pockets

  6. Liz says:

    I love it all, but most especially the stitching on each side of the blue. Your pieces speak soft whispers that I strain to hear … if only my fingers would listen.

  7. Elizabeth says:

    I’ve wondered about how to stitch feathers onto cloth – thanks!

  8. karen says:

    love your pouch Mo, a perfect place for a heart…:)

  9. Brilliantly beautiful, Mo!

  10. Carol says:

    What a gift you have Mo, for finding the perfect place…

  11. Mo! Jude’s heart and how you incorperate it in your art…..
    soso beautiful!
    and the feather stitching…off to Coby..lovelovelove

  12. deemallon says:

    These pieces are living things, nearly.

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