9 of hearts

Posted: June 26, 2015 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time, weave
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9-of-hearts-in-process-3 9 of hearts for Dee Mallon’s “Hearts for Charleston Quilt”
red felt heart silhouettes from The Stole of Bandaged Hearts,  woven indigo dyed silk organza from the Bower Bird Blues workshop stitched onto a fine indigo dyed daylight moon cloth from Glennis Shibori Girl, indigo dyed hand weave, tribal wishbone, diamond dotted and  bird cloths from Jude Hill, indigo dyed raw silk, red & indigo Gütermann polyester upholstery thread.
This is my first ever attempt at cloth weaving with a very visible variation on Jude’s magic glue stitch technique (aka invisible basting) mixed up with a slowed right down to a crawl in places walking stitch. This cloth will be ready to send off to Dee on Monday, it’s some journey!

  1. Carol says:

    This is very beautiful, Mo, and the colours are just stunning. The red hearts are a brilliant addition.

  2. margaret johnson says:

    Such a beautiful tribute, made in a way only you could make. ox

  3. Beautiful piece, love the hearts.

  4. vdbolyard says:

    i love that the layers of cloth are LIGHTER the more you stitch them!

  5. Liz says:

    Such terrible beauty in the face of tragedy … surely love will win out in the end

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Liz))) a few tears are rolling out for the power of love as I am reading your words, this is some journey…

      • Liz says:

        The blood you have left behind on cloth … your tears here … and sweat dripping from my brow as I collected flower petals in the hot Texas sun. These things belie the image of stitching as a “gentle art” … it can be as gritty as any other art form and just as capable of speaking volumes

  6. deemallon says:

    it’s stunning, Mo. really. I like how the red hearts seem to be in a chaotic panic.

  7. So beautiful . . . all of it. And thank you for the link to the hearts which were posted long before I found your blog. How have I come to all of this so late? What was I doing! Oh, I know . . . in education, working with kids in pain, all of that.

  8. coloremartine says:

    Beautiful…………….there can never be too many hearts……………

  9. lisa landon says:


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