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9 of hearts

Posted: June 26, 2015 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time, weave
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9-of-hearts-in-process-3 9 of hearts for Dee Mallon’s “Hearts for Charleston Quilt”
red felt heart silhouettes from The Stole of Bandaged Hearts,  woven indigo dyed silk organza from the Bower Bird Blues workshop stitched onto a fine indigo dyed daylight moon cloth from Glennis Shibori Girl, indigo dyed hand weave, tribal wishbone, diamond dotted and  bird cloths from Jude Hill, indigo dyed raw silk, red & indigo Gütermann polyester upholstery thread.
This is my first ever attempt at cloth weaving with a very visible variation on Jude’s magic glue stitch technique (aka invisible basting) mixed up with a slowed right down to a crawl in places walking stitch. This cloth will be ready to send off to Dee on Monday, it’s some journey!

A Barrel of Fun

Posted: July 21, 2014 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time, knots and nests, weave

A-Barrel-of-Fun-by-Mo-2014“A Barrel of Fun” by Mo &  Old Man Crow 2014
a section of black bamboo, grape vine tendrils wrapped with silk/steel thread, rose dyed linen thread
A-Barrel-of-Fun-Mo-2014this one makes me laugh!
A-Barrel-of-Fun-from-above-Mo-2014Old Man Crow kindly cut the bamboo with the jigsaw and came up with the name


Fiona Hall weaves with deep intent

Posted: June 28, 2014 by Mo Crow in art exhibitions, weave
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Lucky-Country-Man-2014-Fiona-HallLucky Country Man by Fiona Hall 2014
Australian military camouflage shirt, dice, deactivated bullet, pool ball, light switch, broken glass, keys
(photos taken with permission by Old Man Crow with his iPhone)
Lucky-Country-Man-detail-2-2014-Fiona-Hallthis is the first piece to hit you right between the eyes as you enter the gallery at Roslyn Oxley 9
Fiona Hall is one of Australia’s most relevant & respected artists working today
Fiona-Hall-portrait-by-Natalie-RobertsonI love this no nonsense portrait of the artist by Natalie Robertson
here’s some links to recent articles about her work
Who’s next for the Venice Biennale?
56th Venice Biennale: A Look Forward
Order of Australia Honour
Flying Visit

Sea Dreaming

Posted: June 28, 2014 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time, knots and nests, weave
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sea dream by Mo 2014“Sea Dreaming” by Mo 2014
larimar, moss agate, howlite, sea glass, clay beads (from Africa & Peru)
silk wrapped steel thread, raw linen & hemp string
sea dream detail by Mo 2014the natural larimar has such a gentle soothing energy
sea dream larimar Mo 2014and love this piece of barnacle
sea dream detail 2 Mo 2014made with thanks to the energy of the Cancer New Moon

considering string and things

Posted: June 25, 2014 by Mo Crow in knots and nests, weave
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string-and-thingsconsidering string and things

weaving then unweaving

Posted: June 25, 2014 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time, weave

yam-totem-1976-Arnhem LandLast month the mortuary beetles ate all the feathers on this Yam Totem from Arnhem Land circa 1976,
so I unwound the ochre stained hand plied plant fibre string, froze it for 10 days and buried the inner bark.
to-beginJude Hill is Considering Weave in her What-If Diaries #2  so I started weaving a vessel with the string
weavingthen unwove it this morning as it really didn’t feel right
unweavingThe string needs to lay fallow for awhile &  just relax back into being a string