‘Rising Moon, Fading Memory’ a collaboration with Glennis Dolce

Posted: April 12, 2021 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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‘Rising Moon, Fading Memory’ a collaborative work by Glennis Dolce & Mo Orkiszewski 2021
H 16cm W 19cm
Glennis wrote in her e-mail from the Full Moon in February
“I used very old handspun and hand woven silk cloth I just got from my “picker” friend in Japan. So special and itself full of memories-if only it could talk!”
to preserve the integrity of the fragile cloth I backed it with silk, bound with silk and linen threads and cord,
the edge of the moon is defined with a single boar bristle stitched in place with indigo dyed silk thread from Glennis

Glennis’s beautiful moon cloth was so perfect when it arrived

very carefully I circled the beautiful moon cloth with stitch and backed it with silk

love how the boar bristle makes a subtle edge for the moon
you can see more of Glennis’s beautiful work at her Shibori Girl blog
and Shibori Girl Studios shop

  1. Marti says:

    Transcendent, this moon has melted into a softness that soothes and comforts; it has a sense of quietly moving within time dimensions…

  2. grace says:

    oooooooooooo…..o………………left me breathless

  3. fiona says:

    I can imagine holding your breath; I would have tried to still the world and take the air out of the room! A beautiful and gentle collaboration with much love in every thread.

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Fiona))) Glennis is such a generous spirit, she made this moon specially for Olga to hold onto. I just had to try to find a harmony that would not interfere with the integrity of the cloth and her superb indigo dyeing.

  4. Barry says:

    MC – what delicate and thoughtful work – love the definition of the stitching and faded nature of the moon. Thanks for reassurance and support re eye. Go well. B

  5. Pete Webb says:

    so beautiful; so subtle. Our moon with incredible feeling creation. Thanks such wonderful work this whole sequence.

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Pete))) thanks for the good words, it will be good to get it safely to the post office in another few hours so I can stop coveting it!

  6. powerful and beautiful piece Mo

  7. deemallon says:

    Lovely simplicity. Collaboration. Gift giving. A very special mix.

  8. Nancy says:

    Her moon in your hands…the fading moon, the dark line running across…the boar bristle…sublime Mo.
    May the magic carry well to your friend. xo

  9. Rose says:

    Oh, so, so beautiful.

  10. debgorr says:

    It seems a moon rising over the water…

  11. Saskia van Herwaarden says:


  12. emilysuzanna says:

    So beautiful! Preserving the fragility, making it strong, enhancing the vision. 💙

  13. Liz A says:

    zooming in on the edge, your couching stitches are so fine and so attuned to the cloth that the boar’s bristle appears to be woven into rather than stitched onto the cloth … the alignment of Glennis’ dyeing and your vision are a gift to us all … a bright edge to our days

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Liz))) it was so good to have some variegated indigo dyed vintage silk thread from Glennis and finding two short sections to match the ecru/pale indigo blue on the edge!

  14. Martine Bos says:

    I hold my breath looking at this beauty……………..

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Martine))) this one has taught me so much about The Moon, the fragile strength of Old Silk and the integity of Indigo in the hands of a master or should I say mistress with a deep bow in gratitude to Glennis!

  15. Hazel says:

    A poetic collaboration!

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