Posts Tagged ‘Once in a Blue Moon’

Toad Moon with ladder II Mo 2016-17
cane toad leather, boar bristles, emu feathers, lichen, passionfruit vine tendril, “whisper” silk organza, indigo dyed silk from Eliene, Japanese Abaca paper, Moulin de Larroque handmade watercolour paper, linen and silk threads, hemp string, Honesty, shells and vintage glass beads
25cm H x 19cm W
& the prototype for the retractable moon ladder works!

feeling very flighty with the Full Moon
Once in a Blue Moon is almost there
so close and yet so far

out on the edge

Posted: September 24, 2017 by Mo Crow in Braille for the Soul, It's Crow Time

out on the edge of the dark side of Once in a Blue Moon
1.5mm round leather cord stitched with Gutermann black linen thread
this has taken quite some time
inside the papier maché mold
detail of x’s once the edge is finished I can get started on the retractable moon ladder!

coming all undone

Posted: August 30, 2017 by Mo Crow in Braille for the Soul, It's Crow Time

stitching the spiral for dark side of the moon went seriously wobbly, it needs to stretch snugly & evenly over the curve of the papier maché mold, will see what happens if I increase evenly every 7 stitches… love the wild fray in the undoing but not for Once in a Blue Moon

stitching the dark side of Once in a Blue Moon
1.5mm black leather cord, Gütermann black linen thread, papier maché mold
D 28cm
it will take some time

Once in a Blue Moon Mo 17
W 29cm H 5cm
embroidered vintage electric blue leather stretched over a papier maché mold
edged with 1.5 mm black leather round cord and black Gütermann linen thread
edge detail
inside edge detail
the papier maché base is nearly ready to start stitching the black cord spiral base
and start making the retractable moon ladder which is the whole point of the piece!
here’s the links to this work in process going widdershins back to May 24th
Stretching the Moon
Moon Unit II
Moon Unit II and a close call for my dentist drill
Moon Unit I finished with the fullness of the moon
Moon Test 1 (done for now)
Moon Test 1 still in process
testing the making of a blue moon
finished stitching for the winter solstice
Once in a Blue Moon Week 3 & 1/2
Once in a Blue Moon Week 2
Once in a Blue Moon


papier maché moon sanded & trimmed to size W 29cm H 5cm
Once in a Blue Moon tacked down
stretched but the edge of the stitched moon needs work to even up the circumference
have broken 5 needles this morning but getting there, have started making the papier maché mold for the base
making Moon Unit I and Moon Unit II taught me so much