how mending becomes lace with time

Posted: December 3, 2016 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time, Lace
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jacket-repair-1-mo16Old Man Crow’s old grey denim jacket needed more mending
jacket-repair-mo16the denim is over 30 years old and getting very thin, perhaps lace developed as an elaborate form of darning
jacket-repair-2-mo16lace as a timeline
jacket-repair-3-mo16the sleeves are getting quite ornate
jacket-repair-5-mo16an ongoing story of love over time
joining hearts and hands around the world with Jude Hill’s Mending Bee

  1. Ongoing . . . going on. The best story there is.

  2. handstories says:

    Constellations of cure.

  3. coloremartine says:

    Mending, better then new because love is put in it, love and time……………….

  4. Liz A says:

    And how seams become shibori … love watching this jacket continue

  5. jude says:

    i love how this can happen. something conjured from holes.

  6. The spider weaves to catch her supper, and you weave to hold together what was caught long ago. It’s the same sort of motivation-hunger and love. Elementary.

  7. beth says:

    What a tender transformation. What if culturally people were seen to become more and more beautiful as we age, fall apart, and mend ourselves…

  8. saskia says:

    lucky man with a coat like this

  9. perlhuhn52 says:

    It has it´s own beauty – like getting older….

  10. Hold on together! This is full of love and true beauty

  11. fiona says:

    I can’t add a thing to all the beautiful reflections above Mo – but my heart is nodding in time with them all…

  12. margaret johnson says:

    Gorgeous jacket Mo. Cloth and people do seem to grow softer with age. My love of mending started as a child. My parents mended everything. Nothing was thrown out until it was no longer able to hold together with use. At 16 when I met my now Beautiful husband, one of the things that impressed me, was his mending his slippers!! We are still mending everything, including our 1982 Mitsubishi van. Marg ox

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Marg))) Mike is a treasure we are trying to keep our 2002 model Mitsubishi van on the road for another year but rust never sleeps as Neil Young sang all those years ago!

  13. nadia says:

    Well, of course, I just LUV this mending, Mo! I have been eyeing my old man’s jeans jacket, but I’d probably get too carried away for his taste. Also enjoyed seeing the pictures of your show–so cool! Wishing you a happy holiday season! best, nadia

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Nadia))) this has been the best year ever & re your good man’s jacket mending, now that your he’s retired he may well allow himself to let his hair down!

  14. mutabilia says:

    it is a poem of cloth

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