Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Stitching The Moon

Stitching the moon is very contemplative. In doing so I was considering how the whole moon is always there but it is not always visible. The only part we see is the reflected sun. Thus it is with people - the more of our light we can shine on those in need, the more they glow and reflect. Teachers and therapists can work on shining their light into the nooks and crannies of others and bring out the best. Parents the same.

This moon is discharged with bleach on to woven turban cotton and linen on a muslin backing with running Kantha style stitching.

I read this fascinating book on holiday which started these cogs rolling - "The Almost Moon" by Alice Sebold - a fiction set within the first 24 hours of a woman murdering her mother. It was distasteful and gruesome at first but became a compulsive read quite quickly.


  1. beautiful. discharging with bleach is a great idea, and you got a good moon colour as well. i liked the lovely bones - have been meaning to read this (hope it doenst give me any ideas tho ;) )

  2. Your moon project sounds very interesting and the blue fabric with the bleached moon looks great!

  3. Hi ~ you were the first to comment on my giveaway pouch...if you would like it, please e-mail me with your address and I will send it out; or if not, just let me know and I will pass it on to the next person. Thanks so much,

  4. Thanks for visiting my blog. My husband and I were both brought up to be 'sensible' with money and have never had it to throw around, so when he asked me if I'd like the Jan Beaney picture I nearly fainted with shock and delight! A once in a lifetime moment and I have never regretted it. I love your stitched moon design - very simple but beautiful.


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