Posts Tagged ‘hands of fate’

reaching for the stars (halfway there)  Mo18
detail of starry lace stitched with linen thread from the stars cut out of the ivory kid leather
the other side
detail
with the pristine right hand glove waiting for its stars
then I need to make a simple wire armature so they can be seen front and back or alternatively suspend them from the fingertips with very fine thread…

“Reaching for the Stars” is still in process Mo18
cutting out each star with a no 11 scalpel blade and then binding the edge with linen thread
the edge is turning into starry lace
the other side
details
close to finished with this left hand glove, then onto the right hand glove!

Reaching for the stars, cutting stars out of a pair of vintage white leather elbow length evening gloves, I want them to float and turn into a starry lace trail… they will need some sort of “bones” maybe wrapped sticks or wire not sure will make them first…
I like the trace of lipstick from the past
couching linen thread pentacles over the blanket stitched raw edges
sometimes I just need to stitch….
this drawing went past the point of no return (ripped up & binned) after feeling totally inspired by the Cressida Campbell show, will have another go soon, it’s a most wonderful seedhead!

The Hands of Fate

Posted: February 14, 2016 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time, magic
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The-Hands-of-Fate-Mo16The Hands of Fate Mo 16
are finished!
vintage chamois leather evening gloves embroidered with silk threads, embellished with grape & passionfruit vine tendrils, Acacia sp (aka florist’s Zig Zag), boar bristles, emu & rainbow lorikeet feathers, eucalyptus seed capsule, Cecile Brunner rosebud,  a fragment of butterfly wing, boar’s tooth that I wore as an earring for 20 years, the copper blue wing bone of a fruit bat electrocuted in the power lines 11 years ago, the last of the Italian murrini star beads, a good clear single point crystal with a beaded lace hilt, turquoise, moss agate, glass & clay beads, the cold fish I carved from a paua shell with a bandaged heart from back in 2008, quail wishbone and the shaft of an eagle’s flight feather fretworked by mortuary beetles back in 2013, display box made from craftboard collaged with The Gardener’s Catalogue (1974), embroidered  & painted rotted lace ribbon with laser cut stars from Els of FiberRainbow
The-Hands-of-Fate-detail-Mo16you can see photos of these gloves in process widdershins here

playing with The Hands of Fate

Posted: February 6, 2016 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time, magic
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Magical-Configuration-Mo16 playing with The Hands of Fate
magical-configuration-mk2magical configuration mk2 Mo 16

handmade-boxthe late 1800’s steamer tray trunk from Drunk on the Moon was too warped and stained for The Hands of Fate so I made a box out of craftboard and PVA glue
processand started covering the surface with my much loved  42 year old copy of The Gardener’s Catalogue
The-Gardeners-Catalogue-1974this book has seen me through so many changes, the paper is brittle and worn & so am I… working on the floor for three days was fun but yikes! every muscle and bone started complaining yesterday, I was surprised as I loved working on the floor in my bedroom in a series of share houses right up until my late 20’s!
workspacemoved everything to my bench & it’s so much easier!
The-Hands-of-Fate-inside-of-boxinside of the box covered in favourite images and words
The-Hands-of-Fate-box-underneathunderneath in process
The-Hands-of-Fate-ribbon& started stitching some very old rotted silk to a wide ribbon
which will be embroidered with The Hands of Fate

looking at the hands of fate

Posted: January 25, 2016 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time, magic
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The-Hands-of-Fate-in-rosewood-frame-webjust having a look at the Hands of Fate in an old rosewood frame on some red tissue paper
The-Hands-of-Fate-on-white-silkon old white silk
have added some more bits of significant magic, a boar’s tooth on the gardener’s hand is mirrored with boar bristle vibrissae stitched into the fingertips and the elbow edge of the sleeve on the dreaming hand, along with the copper blue wing bone of a fruit bat that was electrocuted in the power lines 11 years ago, the last of the Italian murrini star beads, and a good clear single point crystal with a beaded lace hilt
the old steamer trunk tray at Drunk on the Moon may work purrfectly or perhaps making a red (or old ivory) silk lined box out of cardboard covered in black leather… these are the sorts of decisions I love making!