It all came to this – part 2

It all came to this; we packed our treasures and possessions.  Berlin 1936

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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.

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It never happened

In spite of toying with several ideas over the last couple of weeks no new work.

However………………..

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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.