reaching for the stars is getting there!

Posted: January 14, 2018 by Mo Crow in Braille for the Soul, It's Crow Time
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“Reaching for the Stars” is still in process Mo18
cutting out each star with a no 11 scalpel blade and then binding the edge with linen thread
the edge is turning into starry lace
the other side
close to finished with this left hand glove, then onto the right hand glove!

  1. Eliene says:

    Beautiful work Mo…the leather looks so soft

  2. snicklefritzin43 says:

    Oooh, these stars are magnificent…and they do indeed request to be reached for…

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Kristin))) I’ve been dreaming of these starry gloves since the early 70’s so when Madeleine gave them to me (they were her grandmother’s) I knew what they were for!

  3. arlee says:

    Oh OH OH OH OH!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Nancy says:

    (((Mo))) ~ you are amazing!!! May the stars continue to rise, shine and fall around you!

  5. Liz A says:

    I’m star-struck! These are magical indeed … the only thing better would be seeing you wearing them (tho I suspect that’s not advisable)

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Liz))) the gloves are from the 40’s but still in beautiful condition so could be wearable for someone with delicate lady like hands, not my gnarly old gardener’s hands!

  6. Margaret Johnson says:

    Oh, you are a Star Mo!! BEAUTIFUL work…Marg..ox

  7. oh, my word, it is just beautiful

  8. Jeez this is spectacular.

  9. shemann says:

    Mo how stunning! I have my mother’s opera gloves and her other gloves, plus for years I have been collecting them
    I love the stars, what a lot of work! well have a good day, freezing here again, more snow

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Susan))) love the intricacies in the pattern of a well made glove, a couple of years ago I had a go at making a pair from scratch, fingerless gloves are much easier!

      • shemann says:

        I have never worked with leather but have been wanting to knit a pr of fingerless gloves. Left handed knitter, so frustrating trying to follow directions

        • Mo Crow says:

          I’m left handed too, my one attempt at knitting was an epic fail as the young ones say today, I bought a size 12 pattern for a vest and knitted it so tightly I had to use a nail to prise up each stitch to slide the needle in, it ended up so small it fit a friend’s six year old kid!

  10. deemallon says:

    absolutely extraordinary. lovely. inspiring.

  11. fiberels says:

    It’s just AWEsome Mo !!!

  12. vdbolyard says:

    haven’t read the comments, except yours about the stars being made from skin. we are stardust, we are golden. your cutting skill is exquisite! lovely piece.

  13. beth says:

    Extraordinary work Mo! Some of the stars look so tiny.

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Beth))) some of the stars are so very small they needed a finer linen thread to bind them, there will be less stars on the right hand glove as I would like to have these finished by the beginning of March so I can devote the rest of the year to binding The Gathering!

  14. Susan says:

    A star is born?!

  15. Rene says:

    Mo, that is so beautiful-you are such a talented woman.

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Rene))) when was young I thought I would leave the making of lace til I turned 80, very happy to have started this exploration much earlier while my eyes can still see the edges!

  16. Jane says:

    Mo, what exquisite workmanship. You really have put your peddle to the metal on this one…l am in awe of the magic of the piece, leather, linen, and in fact lace! Lovely work. xx

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Jane))) stitching each star, some days the magic flow, the points turn, the stitches are fine & even, on other days I wrestle with each & every stitch, find it hard to thread the needle & twice so far a bit of spit & blotting with a moist tissue takes a drop of blood away cleanly, a good eraser used gently takes away any light marks, keeping the work clean in the heat combined with high humidity was a challenge but the last few days feel like autumn!

  17. Louise Watson says:

    Amazing cut work like lace! Reminds me of the Elizabethan embroidered gloves that were often given as presents and the cuffs were decorated with lace. Maybe find someone to model them?

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Louise))) I will make wire hands for them so they’ll be like Cinderella’s glass slipper waiting for the one to try them on & have them fit like a glove

  18. fiona says:

    oh Mo, these are glorious, truly glorious. Magical, mystical, precious, fragile – simply stunning. How are your fingers???? The intricacy of the tiny stitching is something to behold – brava!

  19. jude says:

    You are really something.

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Jude))) every star is made with magical intent, on the days when my hands & eyes aren’t working easily that focus helps get the needle through the leather safely!

  20. sarah says:

    That looks like so much work! But I love your thought of “stars made from skin”.

  21. Martine says:

    Oh Mo………………..

  22. annalisasoren says:

    these are wonderful, a way to hold magic in your hands!

  23. Hazel says:

    Oh, Mo! I can’t imagine the spells and skills it takes to create such dreamy beauty!

  24. ravenandsparrow says:

    Wow wow wow. I’ve been sitting here for a while and no better words materialize. Wow.

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