Posts Tagged ‘Patricia Spangler’

Patricia Spangler’s pennant is a wild thing that makes my heart sing!
bursting with star shine and moon song
touching deep time
wild power
held with love and mending
the gentle blue on the other side settling in
with the gathering
moon spirit cardnamaste
you can see more of Patricia’s beautiful work over on her blog and website

Last week Jude Hill of Spirit Cloth who worked in  the textile industry for many years wrote to let me know the 65 year old wedding dress that all 45 pennants were cut from is not a silk satin.
“It’s synthetic based. Trust me. I’m an expert. ( I used to do this for a living) It might be Poly/Rayon blend. When you light a match to it it forms a hard plastic like bead, cellulose makes ash. It does not dye fully with indigo, maybe the rayon part is taking some of the color. I got a very faded blue. The stitching is difficult to me. I’m only saying because when I looked at it I thought it might be silk. But I could tell right off when I handled it. ”
the proof is in the pudding, here’s a photo of Bronwyn Berman’s pennant, she burned the letters and you can see the hard little beads that have formed on the edges
I love how everyone has discovered a different way of working with their pennants & talismans for the dream
Hoping this helps and just to let everyone know there’s still plenty of time until December when I will need all the pennants and talismans back to attach them to the armature.
there’s enough stars on the form for now so I have taken some time out to make a starry necklace
wrapping some of the 5mm cotton rope from String Harvest with the same electric blue leather that I used on the branch
namaste
PS I love Patricia’s pennant and look forward to seeing where it takes her!
PPS here’s a small piece of the old wedding dress to see how it goes with inktense pencils
it’s still wet, will post another photo here when it’s dry
the inktense pencil has dried, there was a rotted yellow stain that disintegrated once the ink had dried making a half heart shape so I made a little red felt heart stuffed with rose petals, lemon verbena, and lavender along with a parchment star, will keep exploring!
and some jasmine from one of our gardens yesterday
Terri Windling just put up a beautiful inspiring post over on Myth & Moor
tucked inside one of the photos is this relevant text;
“When the gift moves in a circle its motion is beyond the control of the personal ego, and so each bearer must be a part of the group and each donation is an act of faith”
Lewis Hyde “The Gift”
with deep gratitude to this magic circle!

a baskowl !

Posted: April 20, 2015 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time, magic
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baskowl-by-Patricia-Spanglerthis beautiful Baskowl by Patricia Spangler of Following Thread just arrived in the mail
a brilliant design of good sturdy construction, it’s the perfect container for holding the beads, bones, feathers, string and needles I use for making talismans & amulets
here’s a link to see more of the magic at Patricia’s Following Thread Shopping Place 

blue moon talinistic dilly bag by Mo 2014The Blue Moon Talinistic Dilly Bag (aka everything I know about the moon and the sea) by Mo 2014
blue-moon-talinisitc-dilly-bag-front-Mo-2014front
blue-moon-tainistic-dilly-bag-back-Mo-2014back
blue-moon-talinistic-dilly-bag-inside-Mo-2014inside
air-moon-detail-mo-2014detail of the air moon
fire-moon-detail-Mo-2014detail of the fire moon
many thanks go to all the cloth conjurors who have contributed materials
Glennis Shibori Girl indigo moon on sheer organza & indigo dyed silk threads
Arlee Barr  indigo & rust dyed silk
Patricia Spangler indigo dyed air moon on linen & rust and indigo dyed fire moon
Dee Mallon indigo dyed cord that finished the top edge
Margaret Johnson vintage Silkworm thread and a wonderful ecru thread for all the free hand netted lace
the supporting exo-skeleton is immature stems of a Bangalow Palm infloresence
other materials are African clay, bone and myrrh beads, burnt ivory, shells, feathers, printmakers mull, flax, nettle and hemp string
you can see this piece in process widdershins here, here, here & here

New Moon for a New Year

Posted: December 31, 2013 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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New-Moon-New-YearThe New Moon just moved into Capricorn for the New Year, time to get back to work!
Indigo Moons from Glennis Shibori Girl and Patricia Spangler of Following Thread
am loving diving into the blue