go with the flow

Posted: October 18, 2020 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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River of Moons is moving along, after finishing the second moon this morning I cut into the river of cloth to weave the next two moons through
inspired by Jude Hill this morning when she cut into the edge of her moon to weave through a cloud over on Spirit Cloth
it’s a one step forward two steps back work flow as each new moon changes how the last one fits in,
the two moons on this new cloth are for the next blue moon in November for us here in Australia
finished the knotted thread rays on the second moon this morningthe first moon was a little too puffy so I stitched it through and it feels a lot more solid
there will be 13 moons in this meditation on time, flow and the effect of the moon on one woman’s mind
front cover of the Lunar Almanac by Rosemary Ellen Guiley 1991
with gratitude to Glennis Shibori Girl, Ulrike Bogdan and Jude Hill
for the materials and inspiration!

  1. Marti says:

    This ripples with movement, beckons but it is a softened energy, a pulling toward not a pushing away, like ebb and flow…

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Marti))) stitching is such a comfort in these strange days, self soothing behaviour like a cat purring & I love the women dancing with their swishy skirts in that old woodcut, they remind me of you!

      • Lana says:

        Your work is really intriguing. I like the way you’ve captured the flow of time. The colours, the stitch work are indeed soothing. I’m looking forward to seeing the unfolding of your concept.

  2. shiborigirl says:

    love it Mo! gives Moon River a whole new context.

    • Mo Crow says:

      there’s so many moon songs with rivers running through them, here’s the playlist so far!
      Take me to the River Talking Heads
      Moon River Louis Armstrong
      Blue Moon The Marcels
      Moon Shadow Cat Stevens
      Moondance Van Morrison
      Ripple Grateful Dead
      Time from Dark Side of the Moon Pink Floyd
      Sitting on the Dock of the Bay Otis Redding

  3. Tina says:

    Your art as always is … Amazing!

  4. deemallon says:

    I love it when stitching integrates the layers. This is coming along beautifully.

  5. Nancy says:

    Mo~ When I zoom in, I can get an even better sense of the amount of stitches and amazing work you’ve done! Beautiful! Love your playlist so far 🙂

  6. grace says:

    oh, MOON, sit on my head

  7. Margaret Johnson says:

    Exquisite Mo…ox

  8. Barry says:

    MC – amazingly intricate and thoughtful work. B

  9. Liz A says:

    love the implied arc of the two moons …

  10. debgorr says:

    I’ll be humming “Moon Shadow” all day now. 🙂

  11. fiona says:

    Mo! For me, so often satisfied with running stitch, the intricacy and storytelling of your stitching is awe-inspiring. I can feel the self-soothing in the depth and layering of them; the focus needed and the attention to detail. And as the cloth draws you in and steps you back, I love too the beauty and movement of the fabric and the moons – it is going to be a marvel this work. It is already.

  12. fiberels says:

    (the river (and moons) come from Glennis ?)

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Els))) the first two moons are from Glennis Shibori Girl, the two little moons resist dyed on blue cotton are from Jude, the river cloth is from Ulrike Bogdan. Indigo dyed silk threads are from Glennis &amp, indigo dyed linen and cotton threads from Ulrike, there’s lots of ultramarine Gütterman silk and uphohostery threads along with rough spun silk dyed ultramarine by Spiral Dyed here on Australia.

  13. Hazel says:

    This is so powerful, Mo. Love it more and more.

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Hazel))) it’s looking like we may well be here in Sydney for a good while yet as the rents are going up in the Blue Mountains and affordable houses are getting scarce as hens teeth, x fingers when these 13 moons have passed we will have moved!

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