A golden moon

After the marathon six-month epic of hand-stitching all those large quilts for the peace series, I think it’s time for something a little less complicated. I’ve been working with one of the moons I showed you last week.

This is made from dupion silk, hand pieced over paper in the old-fashioned English way, and measures about 7.5″ in diameter. The sky behind it is made from layered strips, stitched very simply.

And beneath it are some layered silk fields, again stitched very simply.

So, a golden moon over golden fields. Harvest Moon. What else could I have called it? August, in the traditional pagan calendar, is time for first harvest. A time to reap the rewards of previous efforts; a time to be grateful for the fruitfulness of life, the bounty of the earth. As ye sew, so shall ye reap.

Harvest Moon, 13.5" x 20.5"

This will be making its way into the shop later today.

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13 Responses to A golden moon

  1. Chris Gray says:

    That’s a beautiful piece Karen. It all works so well; …colour…design…

  2. Jennie says:

    Love it Karen….might take a peek in the shop later x

  3. Els says:

    This is again very beautiful Karen ! (and serene….)

  4. Rachel says:

    Charming, lovely warm, calm colours!

  5. Everyone else has said what l think ….so l will just say…..stunningxxxlynda

  6. Connie Rose says:

    Beautiful, Karen. Are the dupion silks hand dyed? They look suspiciously like plant colors. Gorgeous.

    • Karen Turner says:

      Actually, no! All the silks (those in the moon, at least) are commercial. Where there are a few hand-dyes beneath, they are either various teas or very diluted procion.

  7. Penny says:

    Lovely harvest moon — once again very peaceful. Just to look at your work brings quiet to my soul.

  8. Janice says:

    Has it really been six months, Karen? It was well worth the effort! And I love your Harvest Moon. Beautiful!

  9. alissasart says:

    Wonderful. I feel like I’m eating a nutritious dessert when I look at your blog – pure pleasure. Thank you for sharing!

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