Sea Urchin II still in process

Posted: January 11, 2017 by Mo Crow in Braille for the Soul, It's Crow Time, Lace
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Sea Urchin II is still in process but I am getting better at making French Knots !
needle lace stitched over Whisper silk organza & boar bristles, vintage glass beads, French knots & thread beads
the top resting over the base, will weave them together once all the French knots are done
This wonderful bundle of naturally dyed vintage cloths and threads arrived from Ulrike all the way from Germany!
Frangipani flowers from one of our gardens

  1. kath says:

    this is beautiful. makes me want to learn how to make the netting. is it standard lace making technique? I’ve never tried lace, will search for it.

  2. dinahmow says:

    French knots hahaha! They are tricky little blighters to get even, aren’t they? But your urchin is coming along beautifully

    • Mo Crow says:

      they are tricky but learning that it’s all about not being too tight with that wrap, used pliers to pull the needle through on a few & then some were too loose & needed mending!

  3. Can I also recommend the work of Eleanor Jane Robinson ( also from Newcastle. I have exhibited with her twice and her work is remarkable.

  4. Christina says:

    Beautiful….dreamy. Loving this sharing, Mo. Exquisite sea urchin….love the frangi pani flower too, never seen one, though use the Monoi oil full of their scent. Did you just weave the silky, lacey threads in a random pattern for the body of the sea urchin or following a stitch? Such a treat to see this in the special space of Winter morning dark before it begins to soften and dissolve…

  5. Rene Walkin says:

    The sea urchin piece is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing it.

  6. Exquisite work, just beautiful. I love frangipani flowers a wonderful scent, we used to grow them when we lived in Dubai, unfortunately can’t grow them here.

    • Mo Crow says:

      perhaps you could grow one in a pot on wheels and bring it inside in winter? I dream of growing peonies, cherries and blue Tibetan poppies but they just shrivel up in our hot summers

  7. Susan Hemann says:

    such stunning needlework! i love making french knots

  8. Susan says:

    Your french knots are awesome! I am still struggling the mastery.

  9. fiberels says:

    Such beauties Mo !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Julie Banks says:

    Your sea urchin is so delicate and beautiful, Mo. You are so patient- I always remember my grandmother trying to get me to do French knots which always ended with a tangle of despair! xxx

  11. perlhuhn52 says:

    This is so beautiful Mo, incredible work. Happy new year to you.

  12. handstories says:

    Dear Mo the Magician, Wishing for a movie to watch your hands casting the spells that made this. Beautiful.

  13. Gillian Norris says:

    I have a soft spot for sea urchins and have a small collection. I have embroidered using them as a design source but yours is capturing the ethereal beauty of them and is much more subtle than mine – beautiful and inspirational

  14. Carol says:

    This sea urchin is a magical thing, Mo, and a delight to see it as a work in progress.

  15. soul-full 🙂 I smile about the French knots – yes – rhythm, repetition, and keep holding the long thread fairly taught before putting the needle back down and through…

  16. as you say,braille for the soul.. Exciting to think of weaving the halves together.. Such fragile beauty

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