Posts Tagged ‘lace’

Old Man Crow in his very good old jacket
the sleeves are turning into lace
left sleeve detail
right sleeve detail
collar detail
edge detail he wears it well

reaching for the stars

Posted: October 25, 2017 by Mo Crow in Braille for the Soul, It's Crow Time
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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!

I was given this old hand stitched wedding dress to do something with… and it’s very confronting! I have never believed in marriage and don’t like wedding dresses but there is wonderful details and the heaviness of the satin in contrast with the tulle does ignite a few ideas about building castles in the air with dreams or planting it in the garden and growing a meadow of wildflowers through it… and brings to mind my fabulous sculptor friend Bronwyn Berman’s great reply to a conversation we were having via e-mail about making it in the art world;
“And what is made it or almost made it? My experience is that we make it then we unmake it. I think I’ve made it more than once but thought I hadn’t made it so kept wanting to make it, then when it had been unmade again I realised that I had made and not appreciated it, then think that really what I have now is making it then think I’m a deluded ‘has been’ who is too old to ever make it, and in any case couldn’t be bothered with too much of making it. I think we’re probably always making it, as soon as we make it the unmaking begins and when we’re unmade then we start making again.”
button detail, love the loops & the stains on the satin
hand stitching on acres of tulle for the train
unmaking this dress and transforming it into the stuff of dreams, perhaps even art will be a challenge but this is a start !

Sea Urchin 3 incubating for the time being
Braille for the Soul

guitar string ribs for Sea Urchin 3

Posted: March 3, 2017 by Mo Crow in Braille for the Soul
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sea-urchin-3-3d-in-processSea Urchin 3 is starting to take shape
sea-urchin-3-guitar-stringing-in-processlining each panel in white silk edged in needle lace then stitching old bottom E strings from Old Man Crow’s Gibson Les Paul into the edges to give it form
roundingstarting to take shape
feeling-the-formthe old guitar strings make my heart sing
silk-lininghoping to get to the halfway point by dawn
Braille for the Soul

sea-urchin-3-process-mo17Sea Urchin 3 in process stitch by stitch
sea-urchin-3-panel-6-mo17panel 6 detail
sea-urchin-3-panel-7-mo-17panel 7 detail
sea-urchin-3-panel-8-detail-mo-17panel 8 detail
two panels to go then each one will be lined in white silk, edged in buttonhole lace with guitar strings for the ribs
Braille for the Soul

sea-urchin-3-halfway-mo17Sea Urchin 3 Mo17
progress in the transliteration of Braille for the Soul
sea-urchin-3-panel-5-detail-mo17detail of the 5th panel at the halfway point
urchin-inside-in-progress-mo17the beginnings of panel 6 exploring the pattern inside
urchin-insidedetail of the beautiful perforations inside the sea urchin