Posts Tagged ‘netting’

crow cloth

Posted: July 1, 2013 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time, Lace
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crow-cloththe crows flew into this cloth last week and gave it space with much thanks to Grace of Windthread for the inspiration!

more black on white

Posted: June 23, 2013 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time, Lace
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BlackandWhitemoving along with a bit more black and white stitching from here
the old Singer 99K is brilliant for making a grid to experiment in
bobbin-windingmarking the halfway point in this year of exploring black & white in relation to lace with a lot of help & inspiration from the circle of cloth conjurors in Jude Hill’s What-if Diaries.

Sydney Quilt Show

Posted: June 14, 2013 by Mo Crow in Lace
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Ellen-Rankin-Formation-FlyingThe Sydney Quilt Show is an annual pilgrimage
“Formation Flying” by Ellen Rankin from Victoria was my favourite for it’s subtle clarity
Materials : Calico for main part, cotton print wood grain design for border. Sewing cotton calico backing. Cotton wadding.
Techniques : Machine embroidery for birds on front calico surface. Stabilised with Tear-Away.. Small motifs representing features on the landscape, machine embroidered to “tie” the quilt together. Border machine stitched then hand finished on back of quilt.
Quiltmaker’s Statement : Free can be defined in other ways, unimpeded motion or movement, being exempt from external authority, interference or restrctions, enjoying personal rights or liberty. The birds represent freedom in every sense, flying across the landscape; they are at liberty to choose how and where they fly. They are free!
Ellen-Rankin-Formation-Flying-detail-2detailsEllen-Rankin-Formation-Flying-13-detailhere’s a link to the quilts for this year’s challenge AQC Challenge 2013: Free
the winner of the Free Challenge was the well known quilt maker and teacher Helen Godden, her horses were good but I loved her piece in the Open Art Quilt section
Helen Godden Zen Magpies 3Helen Godden “Zen Magpies”
Quiltmaker’s Statement: What’s black, white and quilted all over? Painted on Silk Sateen, the magpies sing their song with such joy and freedom. Surrounded by quilted doodle-mania, an exposion od decostive free-mition fun. Over 100 different designs, the quilter has found her Zen!
Helen Godden Zen Magpies detaildetail
Helen-Godden-Zen-Magpies-detail-3the Cavalcade of History and Fashion had a fabulous display of Edwardian lace with a very informative presentation
lace-presentationwe learned how to recognize hand stitched net lace and I was amazed to learn it is based on variations of buttonhole stitch
amazing-lacebeautiful antique lace the presenter found in Ireland last year
amazing-lace-1an exquisite example of hand stitched & bobbin lace
amazing-lace-2an unusual combination of lace & fur
and here’s a pic of the Habu silk wrapped paper I found to play with!

Bronwyn-Chain-of-HeartsI made this tiny knotted nest out of hemp string for our wonderful artist friend Bronwyn Berman, shades of the 70’s!!! (click on the photo is true to scale)

variations on the theme

Posted: April 29, 2013 by Mo Crow in Lace
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black and white in processThis year I am playing with ideas of lace and the spaces between black & white  inspired by Jude Hill’s what-if diaries
the magic featherthis Black & White Magic Feather arrived back in February so I stitched some feathery thoughts into black velvet and played ’round with some scratchboard
(the photo is of the “Lone Lion” by Britta Jaschinski for the 2009 Wildlife Photographer of the Year)
more about black and whitetwined and knotted B&W linen thread alongside more stitching into silk organza and a fine cotton scarf
the difference between black & whitevariations on the theme
Playing-with-Black-and-Whitehave no idea where this is going but there’s a lot of room to explore!
you can see the development of these variations over the past few months here, here, here, here, here, here, here & here

a chain of hearts

Posted: April 25, 2013 by Mo Crow in knots and nests
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Chain-of-Hearts by Mo 2013Chain of Hearts by Mo 2013
knotted waxed linen thread, snail shells and pearl beads
(peeling paint courtesy of dunny door out the back)
chain-of-hearts detail by Mo 2013

Lost in Lace

Posted: April 15, 2013 by Mo Crow in Lace
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Lost-in-Lace-1Nexus Interactive Arts invented the Lost in Lace iPhone app  for the Lost in Lace exhibition (love the name) held at the Gas Hall at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery from 29 October 2011 to 19 February 2012
Here’s another link about the show with better photos
The photo above was manipulated from a photo of the glass fishing float
& this one is a tiny snail exploring my hand that we found in a garden yesterday