Once in a Blue Moon stretched and edged

Posted: August 11, 2017 by Mo Crow in Braille for the Soul, It's Crow Time

Once in a Blue Moon Mo 17
W 29cm H 5cm
embroidered vintage electric blue leather stretched over a papier maché mold
edged with 1.5 mm black leather round cord and black Gütermann linen thread
edge detail
inside edge detail
the papier maché base is nearly ready to start stitching the black cord spiral base
and start making the retractable moon ladder which is the whole point of the piece!
here’s the links to this work in process going widdershins back to May 24th
Stretching the Moon
Moon Unit II
Moon Unit II and a close call for my dentist drill
Moon Unit I finished with the fullness of the moon
Moon Test 1 (done for now)
Moon Test 1 still in process
testing the making of a blue moon
finished stitching for the winter solstice
Once in a Blue Moon Week 3 & 1/2
Once in a Blue Moon Week 2
Once in a Blue Moon


  1. it’s incredible. just incredible.

  2. coloremartine says:

    You amaze me Mo…………….

  3. Eliene says:

    Beautiful…..the stitching looks amazing. Love the second pic.

  4. Marti says:

    So beautiful this intricate dance of electric blue and stardust stitch- simply MAGIC!.

  5. Margaret Johnson says:

    mmm, lovely…ox

  6. Louise Watson says:

    A wonderful moon to dream and gaze on- well done Mo for all that problem solving!

  7. Julie Banks says:

    Absolutely beautiful stitching, Mo – you have excelled yourself! xxx

  8. fiberels says:

    (flabbergasted !!!)

  9. Hazel says:

    Mo! I gasped out loud… I could happily get lost wandering on your moon forever, ox

  10. deemallon says:

    I Keep coming back to look at this because the detail and feel are so incredible.

  11. snicklefritzin43 says:

    It is wonderful to see the contrast of the sides of the moon..making those concentric lines of stitched cord, truly a task to undo, but going forward it will be just the perfection for the opposite side of the detailed, intricately stitched stardust moon…great work, Mo…all will be ready for the moon ladder

  12. saskia says:

    forgot to comment before, guess i was blown away……..it’s absolutely amazing

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