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Once in a Blue Moon Mo 17
27cm D moon stitched with vintage Cintax mercerized sewing cotton on vintage blue suede from the 80’s
stitching detail
today I will have a go at making a papier mache mold in my iron wok to dome the leather & Old Man Crow (who is much better at mathematics than I am) worked out I will need 38 metres of 1.5 mm of round black leather cord or 57metres of 1mm round black leather cord to stitch a spiral basket form for the dark side of the moon
enjoy the Solstice wherever you are
Magic Days!

Once in a Blue Moon in process week 3 & 1/2 Mo17
stitching is helping me find some sort of sense of sanity in amongst all the lunacy…
this is a very strange year for our beautiful broken world

Once in a Blue Moon – Week 2

Posted: June 3, 2017 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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Once in a Blue Moon week 2 slow stitching lunacy Mo17
getting into the details one stitch at a time
the surface of the leather marked with the pyrography tool
the other side
am learning to use a thimble to avoid getting blood on the thread… I cut this bit out

the beginnings of a Blue Moon in that electric blue leather
a photo of the moon with the contrast increased by 70% to emphasize the details
details traced onto drafting film
tried stitching through the drafting film but the result was not good, couldn’t see what I was stitching so I went into town to get some white dressmaker’s carbon which didn’t work at all on suede (should have read the instructions…)
used a pyrography tool to burn the image into the leather
getting to know the surface of the moon
detail of the rough stitching made through the drafting film in contrast to the surface detail made with the pyrography tool
ready to start stitching for real
detail of fine stitching on the edge
this may take quite some time…
the concept was inspired by Judy Martin’s fabulous Ito Moon
I was sort of hoping to loosen up my mark making by scaling up but the marks are as small & detailed as ever…
here’s some sketches
that sea urchin/pod form on the right is simmering on the back burner, thinking¬† it could be quite large and made out of this blue leather too…
love the thought of a retractable ladder like Rapunzel

here’s a link to the preview


Posted: February 11, 2017 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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honesty-revealed-17the tender inside of Honesty revealed
honesty-seed-sheathsthe outer sheaths and seeds
honesty-podthe inner membrane
honesty-framed-but-not-mo-17I had a go at making a free standing frame with two stems of Honesty, some white paint, thread, grape vine tendrils & stone for stability but sadly it diminished the work
honesty-mo16Honesty Mo 16
back to the drawing board to rethink the framing on this wild Full Moon forecast to be the hottest February day ever!

Seasons Greetings

Posted: December 13, 2016 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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honesty-Mo16-for-xmas-card-webHonesty Mo16
it’s 3am on this long hot Full Moon night