Mother

Today is mother’s day – or should that be “mothers’ day”?

Anyway a few years ago I made a little piece to celebrate my mother.

More recently I made this piecesmall quilt with image of a young woman, using a piece of recycled damask, which I rusted, then printed with thermofax screens.

It was only after I did it that I realised there were common elements in both pieces – rust dyeing, recycling of fabric (the earlier piece has fabric from one of my mother’s dresses – in this piece the green silk is from my youngest daughter’s Year 12 formal dress), the use of green, her favourite colour, writing, and of course, an image of my mother.

Her maiden name was Messerevy – an old Channel Island family, and the family motto is – To the valiant heart nothing is impossible.

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