Friday, November 9, 2012

moonweb stitching





The first threads of a moonweb took hold last night on a white silk organza mooncloth. The basting stitches showing on the black velvet might be made into tiny stars, we'll see. I like the feeling of a web taking form from my fingers. I like feeling like a spider. This morning I decided that the next frame threads must be done correctly, like a real spider does them, shown here in an animated graphic. No proper web begins with radius threads.

The tree stump reflecting itself in the mirror reminds me of the one on my design wall. The round mirror looks like a porthole in the wood fence and that is really the only reason it's there. 

Thanks for coming by and happy weekending with nice weather. It's due to snow here so I'll be in my favorite chair spinning at least one web. xo



11 comments:

the wild magnolia said...

interesting, about spiders, loved the animation.

thank you.

deanna7trees said...

a great face in that second image...looks ancient and treelike. love that spider web animation.

Nanette said...

Satisfying to have started on your moon web stitching? We have rain at last, so I'll be confined indoors too, probably stitching as well. A peaceful weekend to you, Peggy.

Nancy said...

We have 60+ degrees with huge puffy-electricwhite clouds! Beautiful. I hope to pick up around here and go to the honey farm tomorrow. That web link is great! I sent it to two of my little people (known since they were babies in my classroom, now grade-schoolers!)
I had to really study the mirror pic as the two images blend together so well! Second photo reminded me of Cindy's sky :) I love the idea of story starters in cloth...one person adds to another's begun work, like that!
Please show as you continue.
Have a cozy weekend!

handstories said...

that was interesting to see how they do it, now i'll watch for how you do it next. & i'd forgotten your beautiful starry spirit in the tree piece- good to see it again.

montana joe said...

love this beautiful moon web commencement! though spiders creep me out and so did the animation...interesting though it was. ha!

Peggy said...

Thanks, Wild Magnolia -- glad you liked it!

Deanna, a tree spirit, I think...

Nanette, satisfying but I'm surprised how long it takes to stitch one length, haven't gotten very far. Thought I'd whip them out as fast as spider woman does!



Peggy said...

Thanks, Nancy, I like envisioning you at the honey farm under puffy white clouds. That could be a story cloth, right there!

You're so right, we stretch and grow with each other's help. :)

Peggy said...

Thank you, Cindy. Spinning a web takes longer than I thought! ;)

Joe, thanks -- I don't like them in the house but otherwise they're all right. Since we've had a LOT in our house, maybe this is a way for me to do some inner work/make amends. Ya think?

Mo Crow said...

Hi Woman With Wings! the day you started your moon web I was having a little play with machine stitching a web on some organza
http://itscrowtime.wordpress.com/2012/11/10/the-old-singer-is-singing/
NB Deanna noticed at the time the synchonicity and sent me your link am only just catching up!

Peggy said...

Hi Mo Crow -- I was over to visit you. Your sewing machine and your web are just wonderful! It made me very happy indeed.