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Once in a Blue Moon with retractable ladder Mo 17
W 29cm x H 9.5cm
embroidered moon on electric blue suede over papier maché mold, 1.5mm black leather cord stitched with black linen thread over papier maché mold, bamboo rungs, waxed & knotted DMC cotton, vintage glass beads, bone beads, lead fishing weights, nickel silver links, lapis lazuli
moon ladder extended
the hinge works
dreaming up some sort of spring hinge…

a pennant for the dreaming
a pennant shaped scrap of vintage satin ribbon backed with indigo dyed silk from Jude Hill, indigo dyed cord from Dee Mallon, stitched with indigo dyed silk thread from Glennis Dolce , laser cut star from Els Snieder, an emu feather, vintage glass & turquoise beads, rosebud
H 19cm x W 8.5cm
the other side
the concept is growing, found a good branch from a crepe myrtle for the talismans, will draw to scale soon
look forward to seeing what everyone else is up to as it goes
there’s plenty of time, the pennants and talismans don’t need to get back here ’til December 2018 but it was fun to take a little time out to dream

Toad Moon with ladder II Mo 2016-17
cane toad leather, boar bristles, emu feathers, lichen, passionfruit vine tendril, “whisper” silk organza, indigo dyed silk from Eliene, Japanese Abaca paper, Moulin de Larroque handmade watercolour paper, linen and silk threads, hemp string, Honesty, shells and vintage glass beads
25cm H x 19cm W
& the prototype for the retractable moon ladder works!

feeling very flighty with the Full Moon
Once in a Blue Moon is almost there
so close and yet so far

Wild Peace

Posted: September 27, 2017 by Mo Crow in Braille for the Soul, friends, It's Crow Time
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Fiona Dempster sent three of her hand printed Imagine Peace weathergrams with such impeccable timing! One of our favourite gardening customers has been put through hell this year, the new upstairs neighbour has been so awful she decided to move, found a place just up the road, bought it & put her lovely home of 31 years up for auction on Saturday but in a strange twist of fate the awful neighbour bought it… way too hard a deal so we invited this brave woman and her gorgeous cat to stay at our place until the bathroom is renovated in the new place, we need to Imagine Peace!
and Deb Lacativa sent these two strands of her “dirty” thread! I have lusted after some of this magic thread all year since watching Hazel, Liz and Grace make such “wild peace” with it! look forward to having a go as soon as I finish Once in a Blue Moon
magic is afoot, love really is the answer

out on the edge

Posted: September 24, 2017 by Mo Crow in Braille for the Soul, It's Crow Time
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out on the edge of the dark side of Once in a Blue Moon
1.5mm round leather cord stitched with Gutermann black linen thread
this has taken quite some time
inside the papier maché mold
detail of x’s once the edge is finished I can get started on the retractable moon ladder!

I dream of a world where love is the answer
mending our beautiful broken world stitch by stitch
with deep gratitude to this magic circle of makers
Liz Ackert
Fiona Dempster
Barry Smith
Dee Mallon
Jude Hill
Judy Martin
Hazel Monte
Els Sneider
Dana Webb
Susi Bancroft
Wendy Watson
Bronwyn Berman
Martine Bos
Beth Brennan
Nancy Erisman
Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord
Grace Forrest-Maestas
Louise Watson
Michelle Slater
Margarita Sampson
Jane Bodnaruk
Susan Hemann
Roz Hawker
India Flint
Yvette Dopheide
Patricia Spangler
Kathy Dorfer
Glenda Jones
Arlee Barr
Ulrike Bogdan
Olga Cironis
Doris Perlhuhn
Christina Cairns
Saskia van Herwaarden
Carol Cantrell
Jana Cironis
Marti Weisbrich
Tina Zaffiro
Kristin McNamara Freeman
Rene Walkin
Margaret Johnson
Donna Hinchcliff
Eliene St. Romain
Cathy & Sarah Wright
Glenda Chamberlain
Jane Stapleford
Judy Lemezis
Jane Milliken
Linda Summers
Penny Vickery
Dotti Dauter
Maggie Brown
photographs courtesy of Madeleine Tuckfield-Carrano Artsite Gallery
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