Braille for the Soul 2017-2018

Braille for the Soul investigates in stitch and cloth what is read through the haptic* sensibilities. Sewn and knotted, beaded and feathered, these vessels, pennants, and talismans are bound with love for our beautiful broken world mending our ways stitch by stitch, learning to touch again, the world and each other, connecting our hearts.
Gathering through the web are a community of stitchers like me, deep listening women and two good men from all around the world making strong threads singing
‘I dream of a world where love is the answer”

*haptic: adj. of or relating to the sense of touch:
the haptic sensation of holding a real book in your hands.
able to come into contact with, to fasten.

it started with a friend giving me a purple pod made of wool from the Faroe Islands by the Australian felt artist Lizette Campbell which I couldn’t resist embroideringpod-in-process-3Sea Urchin I wool felt pod by Lizette Campbell embroidered by Mo 16
sea-urchin-ii-mo17Sea Urchin II  needle lace over Whisper silk organza, boar bristles, French knots, glass beads Mo 17
Sea-Urchin-3-incubating-Mo-17Sea Urchin 3 incubating for the time being Mo17
wedding-dressthe old wedding dress arrived in June 2017 sparking the dream
concept sketch for “I dream of a world where love is the answer” Mo 17
detail sketch of making talismans of love for our beautiful broken world

Gathering the Dream Mo17
Reaching for the Stars Mo 2018
Reaching for the Stars photoshoot by Madeleine Tuckfield-Carrano at Artsite Gallery with Trudy Weil
Once in a Blue Moon Mo 18
the armature coming together for carrying the dreams
the first cut is the deepest heart talisman Mo 18