for The Blues at the X-Roads

Posted: February 22, 2015 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time, magic
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blues-at-the-x-roadsA Talisman for The Blues laid on the X-Roads cloth by Grace Forrest-Maestas of Windthread along with some porcupine quills and a stone from the Ganges that my sculptor friend Bronwyn Berman brought back from her month in India, above a black snail shell, some B&W shell fragments, a tendril, to the left is a magpie feather, some native grasses, gum nuts, above a scrap of pale blue silk & grape vine tendrils, to the right a section of a lomandra flower spike, poppy seed pods  and an emu feather
for-the-blues-Mo15Talisman for The Blues by Mo 15
peacock feathers, lampworked glass bead by Kathy Dorfer, indigo dyed silk cord from Dee Mallon with tiny blue budgerigar feathers stitched in, triangular die from Dungeons & Dragons, one of Ariel P. Cat‘s collection of quail wishbones, grapevine tendril wrapped in silk steel, lapis lazuli, vintage glass & clay beads from Africa, blue beads from New Orleans via India Flint & Roz Hawker in the Bower Bird Blues workshop, this piece of blue is for Tarla Elward of Tamborine Mountain Indigo who hosted the workshop with such grace.

  1. That is gorgeous Mo. What a wonderful talisman

  2. Wow, amazing, and what a collection of artifacts. Your friend Bronwyn weaves, beautiful work couldn’t work out what her large woven wall piece was made of though.

    • Mo Crow says:

      Bronwyn’s ‘Woven landscape” is woven out of plant dyed 5 metre long rolls of watercolour paper, she cooked the bound plant material & paper in a big old cast iron bathtub with a fire underneath. You can see photos of the process here on her instagram page

  3. All those small pieces telling a story, past and present, ready to carry into the future . . . it’s wonderful. I often pick up small pieces from the beach . . . I shall weave some in to a small magical bundle.

  4. Blue and beautiful. Do you know the band “Talisman” ?

  5. Beautifully magical, as always…

  6. Liz says:

    It’s like a trip around the world … no wait, it IS a trip around the world!

  7. Mo! Absolutely beautiful. Perfect for the Open Studio weekend for Tamborine Mountain Indigo. will be worn with pride. xoxoxo

    • Mo Crow says:

      Hi Tarla, so good you like it, was thinking of it as a talisman for your indigo vat, you’ll see when it arrives (this week x fingers, sent it off on Monday morning)

  8. Carol says:

    Such blues, Mo, really glorious! And what a delightful collection you have made to display your talisman.

  9. contemporaryembroidery says:

    wow Mo, this is a stunning composition…

  10. mutabilia says:

    that’s a lovely gathering of the blues you have there

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