Susi Bancroft’s dream of a pennant

Posted: November 3, 2018 by Mo Crow in Braille for the Soul, It's Crow Time, The Gathering
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Susi Bancroft’s dream of a pennant has arrived! her piece of old wedding dress is stitched to woad and dandelion dyed silk organza
each French knot is a prayer offered up to mend our beautiful worldpoetic dreaming
from Susi’s beautiful hands and heart
Love Love Love
each stitch held with such magical intent
with a tale in the tail
the mysterious beauty of the other side
“Peace Mandala” card by Susi Bancroft
Susi has described her process with beautiful photographs over on her blog
the gathering is growing with so much love
thank you for your good magic Susi!

  1. So delighted it has winged it’s way safely to you to join the gathering! It looks happily ‘at home’
    Love love love!!

  2. Marti says:

    A mystical quality envelopes this luminous pennant and I needed to know more to see if what I sensed upon first viewing was the story…but then you see, each of us sees our own unique story but sometimes, there is that snap, that knowing of a larger universal truth and so it was when I clicked on the link to Susi’s blog. See she used the natural gifts of the earth to dye the material and she did so in a ritualistic way, in the time of the turning, in the time of Beltane to Solstice and so the immediate magic that I felt, that held my breath, proved to be so…Magic from the heart, from Susi’s skilled fingers via French knots, magic from the colors used, magic from understanding that we come from every part of the globe yet are one in the belief that what we do, what we make, comes from that deep well of connective humanity that resides in each of us. And so, that snap, that jolt, upon first viewing this gossamer yet oh so solid pennant, flooded my senses because Love is not a dream, it comes at us, from every corner of our dear Earth, if we open ourselves to its reality, this pennant is its gateway…

  3. ravenandsparrow says:

    Susi’s pennant made me think immediately of chants and litanies…the repetition of intent and attention. The french knot prayers march down the fabric bead by bead, like the days of our lives stringing together to create a whole. I love the slow, careful, meaningful thought Susi brought to the assembly of her pennant and the beautiful colors she elicited from her plants.

  4. Els says:

    Wonderful pennant again !

    (Your package arrived safely Mo, though it looked as if the postman was hungry, though nothing damaged ! Now it will rest and wait … at least till some of my energy has returned ! )

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Els))) I love the conversations that are going on between all the pennants and talismans as they get to know each other & thank you so much for rescuing that grey felt, it needs a good long rest and reconfiguring with your good magic!

  5. Judy Martin says:

    how wonderful, beautiful, lovely xo

  6. Liz A says:

    The words that can never be said too often … sufficient unto themselves

  7. Nanette says:

    Another beautiful offering!

  8. Nancy says:

    So dreamy, soft and powerful. The blue is so calming.

  9. deemallon says:

    there is the chant on the cloth itself, as Dana notes, and then the way it forms a chorus with the other clothes. Usually tactile things are objects of visual interest to me, but this one, somehow, creates a sound.

  10. The beautiful long streamers of frail blue are simply wonderful. Let there be miracles of healing carried on the winds of our world.

  11. Fiona says:

    It is worth saying again as others have said – how beautiful and individual each pennant is, yet how they truly fit with the whole, with such ease and comfort. I love your description of this one as if holding a piece of the sky on a sunny day – perfect!

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