Posts Tagged ‘moon ladder’

‘Rising Moon, Fading Memory’ a collaborative work by Glennis Dolce & Mo Orkiszewski 2021
H 16cm W 19cm
Glennis wrote in her e-mail from the Full Moon in February
“I used very old handspun and hand woven silk cloth I just got from my “picker” friend in Japan. So special and itself full of memories-if only it could talk!”
to preserve the integrity of the fragile cloth I backed it with silk, bound with silk and linen threads and cord,
the edge of the moon is defined with a single boar bristle stitched in place with indigo dyed silk thread from Glennis


Glennis’s beautiful moon cloth was so perfect when it arrived

very carefully I circled the beautiful moon cloth with stitch and backed it with silk

love how the boar bristle makes a subtle edge for the moon
you can see more of Glennis’s beautiful work at her Shibori Girl blog
and Shibori Girl Studios shop

Book of Seasons: Autumn Moon (Honesty) Mo 21
indigo dyed silk moon and cloth from Jude Hill
whisper silk organza from Beautiful Silks
boar bristles , rotted silk, Silkworm vintage cotton from Margaret Johnson & indigo dyed silk thread from Glennis Dolce
Mettler silky sheen rainbow thread, teal dyed silk velvet, ochre dyed hand twined cord from a deconstructed totem Arnhem Land 1976
turquoise and glass beads
it’s become the first page in the Book of Seasons a new project which will be finished for the Autumn Equinox next year

the way the cloths have married with the stitching embedded in the silk velvet is a delight to the fingertips!

Autumn Equinox

Posted: March 21, 2021 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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Autumn Moon (Honesty) in process Mo 21
indigo dyed silk moon and cloth from Jude Hill
whisper silk organza from Beautiful Silks
boar bristles , rotted silk, Silkworm vintage cotton from Margaret Johnson & indigo dyed silk thread from Glennis Dolce
Mettler silky sheen rainbow thread, teal dyed silk velvet, ochre dyed hand twined cord from a deconstructed totem Arnhem Land 1976
it’s changed a lot in a week!

River of Moons (Go With the Flow) February 21
a year of stitching with the moon in process
February Dark Moon 21
January 21
December 20
November 20
October 20
September 20
August 20

with gratitude to the indigo queens, Glennis Shibori Girl, Ulrike Bogdan and Jude Hill

Go with the Flow… Full Moon Ahroo!

Posted: January 29, 2021 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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River of Moons (Go With the Flow) January 21
love the springiness in the boar bristles of the moon ladders
how each moon informs the next
all the moons are basted down and the edge is settling in
the moons so far
with gratitude to the indigo queens, Glennis Shibori Girl, Ulrike Bogdan and Jude Hill
a moon moth visiting Glen Skien’s Mytho Poetic Crow

moon ladders made with boar bristles and linen thread for the River of Moons
a little escapism
making sense of the flow
with a different perspective
my favourite so far
all 13 moons are basted down now ready to go with the flow between now and August
with gratitude to Glennis Shibori Girl, Ulrike Bogdan and Jude Hill

River of Moons is moving along, after finishing the second moon this morning I cut into the river of cloth to weave the next two moons through
inspired by Jude Hill this morning when she cut into the edge of her moon to weave through a cloud over on Spirit Cloth
it’s a one step forward two steps back work flow as each new moon changes how the last one fits in,
the two moons on this new cloth are for the next blue moon in November for us here in Australia
finished the knotted thread rays on the second moon this morningthe first moon was a little too puffy so I stitched it through and it feels a lot more solid
there will be 13 moons in this meditation on time, flow and the effect of the moon on one woman’s mind
front cover of the Lunar Almanac by Rosemary Ellen Guiley 1991
with gratitude to Glennis Shibori Girl, Ulrike Bogdan and Jude Hill
for the materials and inspiration!

the Virgo Moon is finished for now for the River of Moons
the other side
now onto the Libra Moon’s balancing act
it needs boar bristles and beads to make a compass for this journey
stitched in, the boar bristles define the rays & they feel like bone stays in a foundation garment…
PS just added a bit more stitching in that wonky lower centre ray now I can move onto the Libra moon!
PPS added a ring of raw cotton bound with blue silk thread to finish the Virgo Moon for the River of Moons

the 13 moons for this year long project are shibori indigo dyed by the queen of Moon Makers Glennis Dolce
the river cloth is indigo dyed by Ulrike Bogdan

I am stitching a river of blue moons by Glennis Dolce combined with a long piece of indigo dyed linen cloth from Ulrike Bogdan, this project will take 13 moons to make both physically and time wise
considering the nature of fluidity…

A Moon for the Blues Mo 2020
H 30cm x W 15cm
stitched with an indigo shibori moon by Glennis Dolce, vintage indigo waves cloth from Jude Hill backed with a piece of plant & earth dyed Sacred Ordinaries cloth from Marti Weisbrich  raw cotton rays, waves and edges bound with vintage cotton & indigo dyed silk threads
7 antique vellum parchment stars (circa 1812) bound with linen thread
this cloth is for a dear friend who has just been diagnosed with lung cancer
every knot and stitch was made with love and deep intent for healing
namaste