The moon. She sits in distant skies and impacts our lives in ways we can't even comprehend. She powers our oceans, lights up our skies, helps us find our way, and can even tell time. She waxes and wanes and has different phases, yet is always whole. She's always there, with a bold and complete presence, even if you can only see part of her.
In celebration of Women's Month, I wanted to create a design that embodies the power, strength, and grace of women. It was a no-brainer to celebrate all that the moon and women have in common. I incorporated my unique take on the phases of the moon to represent the seasons of change women go through. Nestled inside is a pattern of triangles, the strongest geometric shape. They are capable of holding their shape under immense pressure. If that doesn't represent the wonder of a woman, I don't know what does.
The application of the design is a done by hand using delicately carved linocut block stamps, and a careful application of each stamp. The design is pressed into a 100% cotton muslin that is cut to 21 inches x 21 inches (36x2 for the scareflette). With extended use, the muslin gets softer over time, and the natural patina and weathering of the print creates this perfectly delicate ruggedness that you can dress up or down. And as always, function is of the utmost importance, so you can toss this in the washer, dryer, and press with a hot iron to have ready for your next adventure.