Moon Unit 1 finished with the fullness of the Moon

Posted: July 10, 2017 by Mo Crow in Braille for the Soul, It's Crow Time
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Moon Unit I resting at the Xroads altar cloth by Grace of Windthread
I needed to finish this moon test to release it for the Full Moon by stitching tiny black glass beads into the piping ’round the edge to help balance the two sides of the moon… it may well have been better left alone but I had to give it a go!
from the side
the spiral dark side of the moon
now it’s time to move onto Moon Unit II in preparation for finishing Once in a Blue Moon

  1. Rene says:

    So beautiful.

  2. Much smiling going on here . . . what a lovely sight to start my day.

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Wendy))) this is a case of having a very clear vision of what it could be but not quite getting there yet, the good thing is I am doing these small moon tests before attempting the big one!

  3. Julie Banks says:

    Exquisite, Mo! xxx

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Julie))) almost, perhaps some curls on the ends of passionfruit vine tendrils painted black & inserted into the beads next to each of the 8 grape vine tendrils may help… but later, I really do have to let this one incubate and move on, am reading Naomi Klein’s “No is not enough” scary but she does have ways to work our way out of this mess, may the mending of our beautiful broken world begin!

  4. stichr says:

    I think the beads are a good addition. They tame the blue piping.

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Linda))) they almost work but are a bit too messy for the formality of the piping, it still looks like a fascinator to wear to the spring races!

  5. bronwyn says:

    Absolutely luscious Mo!

  6. Carol says:

    So beautiful, Mo, I can’t begin to imagine how wonderful the big one will be after your practice moons. And thank you for the pennant, can’t wait. Though as I don’t see, I’ll need to give serious consideration to it.

    • Carol says:

      I can see, Mo, it’s sewing I’m not so hot at…

      • Mo Crow says:

        (((Carol))) no worries about fine stitching, a few little stitches, a knot, fabric glue, bookbinders paste are all good for attaching whatever takes your fancy, fraying, burning, dye, paint or if nothing feels right just fill it with good vibes!

  7. fiberels says:

    It looks really great Mo !!!
    Love the side of it and that “invisible” dark side (sticking out the black tendrils)
    Very clever you did this baby moon first …

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Els))) thank you I loved stitching the spiral dark side but will use a 2mm cord on Moon Unit II to balance the visual and functional weight of the top

  8. deemallon says:

    I thought the beads were put there to disrupt the formality of the piping, so don’t see the need for further inserts, though I ALWAYS love what you do with grape vine. It came out beautifully. Does it open? Or is it stitched entire?

    PS I haven’t gotten my piece of wedding dress yet. Should I be worried?

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Dee))) will sit with it for awhile and see if I should add those few tiny curls at the end of the passionfruit vine tendrils or not. I posted your pennant on the 1st of July, the post to the US usually takes 10 days but can take up to 3 weeks, fingers x-ed for all 44 of them to arrive safely soon!
      PS a few days later I forgot to say that yes this one is stitched shut but Moon Unit II will open

  9. jude says:

    it’s a sculpture!

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