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the key book

Posted: May 18, 2015 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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The Key Book by Mo 15 embellishing a vintage Chinese accordion book Liz Ackert’s rust dyed key cloth and 60 count hand weave linen, lichen and yellow onion skin dyed stitched with red silk, white silk wrapped steel over passionfruit vine tendril, black linen & Silkworm threads, clay beads, hemp string border sketch of Zig […]

a preview of our book!

Posted: August 11, 2016 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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double click on the pics to see more detail the edition of 100 will be ready to fly by the Full Moon!

Journals, Grimoires & Songbooks 2003-2019

Posted: March 10, 2016 by Mo Crow in

Blue Cat Heaven oriental binding Mo 2003 this was my first hand made book made in Rosemarie Jeffers-Palmer’s wonderful Bookbinding for Beginners at Sydney Bookbinding Blue Cat Heaven case binding 2003 the fretworked brass inlay ended up on the back cover! Blue Cat Heaven collaged covers perfect binding Mo 2004 Blue Cat Heaven collaged inlaid  […]

Brass key, back door

Posted: September 21, 2014 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time, music
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“Brass key, back door” illustration by Mo 2014 will let all 38 drawings settle now for a bit and then it will be time to go back to the beginning, tweak any obvious bits that don’t work & find someone who can scan them all at 600 dpi, they are on big sheets of Saunders […]

Liz Ackert is stitching so much love and peace into our beautiful broken world (click on the link to go over to her blog!) she sent me this photo of her pennon in process, her stitching is divine! she has gifted me so many beautifully stitched and dyed cloths over the years we have known […]

breaking through

Posted: August 9, 2015 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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The Key Book (back cover) Mo 15 (H 12 cm W 9.5 cm ) Yesterday I was feeling that a breakthrough was imminent for resolving this book and taking the metaphor literally, cut through the back cover to inlay this old brass keyhole The Key Book (front cover) with rust dyed key cloth from Liz […]

looking for logic

Posted: August 6, 2015 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time, Lace
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looking for the logic in an emu feather seeing how the barbs are modified to the barest bones in the feathers of this flightless bird emu feathers are lively and resist being stitched down even the damaged feathers have a distinct grace and character and looking at the way a grape vine tendril spirals this […]

2015 Collaborations

Posted: July 8, 2015 by Mo Crow in

Bronwyn Berman’s Slide Pendant with beads and engraving by Mo 15 9 of Hearts by Mo for Dee Mallon’s “Hearts for Charleston Quilt” Bee Happy by Martine Bos turned into a book for Bronwyn Berman Be Kind for India Flint’s Solace Project The Key Book rust dyed key by Liz Ackert stitched into the front […]

Leaf Lace

Posted: July 6, 2015 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time, Lace
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exploring the lace like veins in a skeletonized Hydrangea leaf with thread and white ink and made some French knots for the first time ever! this is a continuation of looking at patterns of lace found in nature through the Key Book

Today’s Full Moon in Capricorn made me roll up my sleeves and get back to to work, looking hard at each page making sure “The illustrated lyrics of Old Man Crow” will be ready to go to the printer next month and adding a dash of red to each song with a “ooo” Series 7 […]