It all came to this; we packed our treasures and possessions. Berlin 1936
A follow on piece of work from the old silk dress given to me by a friend. This will be part of an exhibition by Anne Kelly Moving Memories to be shown at The Knitting & Stitch Show Spring 2018.
The story behind it is that in 1936 a Jewish family fled from Berlin to England because of the Nazi persecutions. They packed their treasures and possessions. The dress is disintegrating and whenever I touch the fabric a little more falls apart.
I made the original art work for an exhibition and I had wanted to give it to my friend but was fearful she may not have liked what I’d done with the dress. I was so pleased when she asked if she could purchase it; I gifted it to her.
It all came to this. We packed out treasures and possessions. Berlin 1936
Nothing like an immediate deadline to get me in action. These two pieces have been submitted for ‘When I was a Kid’ exhibition at a local arts centre.
Grandma and Grandpa
Words from my Father
My first craft fair Made By Hand at the City Hall Cardiff.
I met many people – it was lovely to chat about my work, how and why I make the pieces. However no one could identify the tool on the far right. I had several suggestions but none that rang true. the search continues!
In spite of toying with several ideas over the last couple of weeks no new work.
I’ve decided to revisit the theme of family history. On one hand I’m wondering if I should challenge myself more and stick with my original idea of working from nature or should I return to what I enjoy. I don’t wish to become stuck so I’m looking on this abandonment as an opportunity to refine my skills of the domestic stitch.