Marti Weisbrich’s pennant in process

Posted: August 7, 2017 by Mo Crow in Braille for the Soul, It's Crow Time
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back in July when I made the call out for people to stitch their hopes and dreams into a piece of the old wedding dress for the collaborative “I dream of a world where love is the answer” project Marti Weisbrich sent this photo of her eco dyed cloth for her pennant with these inspiring words
“my intention is to stitch random, small pieces of cloth to the pennant. Each time that I stitch one of my cloths, I speak to the cloth in my hand. Each piece that I stitch carries my thoughts about where and what gifts from the land I found to dye the cloth. Each piece carries my blessing and gratitude for what the land gives. Each piece making up the whole is a benediction and prayer for our planet. All of my cloth work has been about landscape and I feel deeply what the late philosopher, ex-priest and poet John O’ Donohue said, ” “When you bring your body out into the landscape, you bring your body home where it belongs. When you step outside, it matters if you see landscape as a location or if you see it as walking into a living place.”
a  few weeks later she sent this photo of her pennant getting a feel for the spirits of place & wrote
“Your pennant arrived this afternoon and the satin is such a lovely cloth. First thing I did was to take it outside and pin it to one of our pear trees. The pennant is next to a cloth (prayer flag) that I made when we first moved here to New Mexico. I name my cloths and this prayer flag is named, ” Call to the Wind” Everywhere we have lived, I have asked the elements to bless our endeavors with our gardens, and our daily lives; asking spirit/s for guidance and the ability to continue to seek the sacred daily ordinaries that make up my days.
So much of how I work with cloth has to do with the land, the elements and with that in mind, the first blessing for the pennant is to feel our fierce New Mexico wind. I’m leaving the pennant outside for a few days to pick up the communal spirit of Call to the Wind as well as be blessed with the earth spirits that roam this place; it will also be blessed with a little rain because we are in our monsoon season.”
and just a few days ago
“here is what I have done so far with my pennant: I had removed it from the pear tree because we have had some pretty fierce winds and rain. Yesterday, especially, the winds were clocking over 50 mph, our corn was bent half way, leaves and dust were flying and I knew it was time to delve into my world of dyed cloth. The spirits of place and elements were at their strongest so I ripped bits of cloth, sorted and pinned. I dream of a world where people take the time to recognize and receive the sacred ordinary gifts of the land…the pennant is in its pinned state, will hold for a time until the threads sing to me to stitch.”
Thank you Marti & everyone who has come onboard
the energy of this circle is moving so fast & strong, it feels like a quickening!
Magic Days

  1. Eliene says:

    Thank you for sharing this Mo. I love Marti’s connection to place & all that has transpired for this one pennant. Imagine the love energy that is going to emanate from this magical work of yours.

  2. it’s BeautyFULL, Marti
    and Mo…this is going to be incredible

  3. snicklefritzin43 says:

    It is wonderful to read Marti’s words describing her process and soul connection to creating the pennant to join the others coming from around the world. Truly a spirit of mending and healing comes from the beginnings of this cloth creation.

  4. Louise Watson says:

    So exciting and inspiring to read Marti’s words and see her work in progress!

  5. shemann says:

    her work is wonderful, very mindful and focused

  6. fiona says:

    Isn’t that just so perfect?!?! I love how the pennant has winged its way across the world, collected thoughts and dreams and energy from there, become its own precious new thing and is continuing to grow with love. A precious precious thing you are doing here Mo- thank you.

  7. Marti always has such a beautiful way of expressing things, lovely work.

  8. beth says:

    Oh how I love this. Marti, your essence comes through so clear and strong here. It has a heart beat.

  9. ravenandsparrow says:

    This is so inspiring! Thank you for sharing Marti’s pictures and always elegant thought process in the making of her pennant. Your project will have such nuance and depth when these pieces come back to you! Yay Marti!

  10. fiberels says:

    lovely colourful pieces of hope …

  11. I have ideas floating but none in focus yet so I was very interested to see and read of Marti’s vision for her pennant. What an exhibition they will all make!

  12. coloremartine says:

    Am deeply touched by Marti’s words.
    This going to be so wonderful Mo…………

  13. Tina Zaffiro says:

    Have just read this post and probably like many of you my journey here started with Jude. This is the first I have read about the pennant project … oh yes Marti has a way with words that grab me and just pull me in. I’m not even sure what it is that your doing but please I would like to participate if I can. I follow Grace daily along with Jude’s posts. I do always read everyone’s comments and so feel like I have gotten to know and lovingly feel gratitude to this circle of women that inspire me. So let me know if you are still reaching out for more people to participate.

  14. Hazel says:

    dreams coming true!

  15. deemallon says:

    Marti is infusing such wonder and earth magic into her piece — it’s an inspiration. (reminds me that I once sent a patchwork ‘global warming’ strip to Grace for some of these exact reasons — to be exposed to the wind in New Mexico!). Anyway, finally listened to the song (love that gravelly voice!) and hung my pennant outside for New England air. For now, it remains a cipher. And that’s okay.

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