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the years imprint their shadows on my skin
inscribe themselves on memory like wounds
they weave their tenuous threads through all my days
the fabric of my life forever changed
Three dresses; three themes. Each section of the triptych is made from eco-dyed vintage linens and blanketing, and then printed and stitched to add texture and meaning. Each section also interprets one of three ideas (l-r): signs and symbols, diamonds and rust, and smoke and mirrors.
I love working with textiles, and more and more with natural dyes and hand stitching. For some time I have been developing a series of works entitled ‘written in the cloth’, and this entry is the eighth so far. The cloth tells its story without words, through the colours and textures incorporated within it.
[dresses - eco dyed vintage pillow cases and table napkins; background - eco dyed and hand stitched vintage blanket; found objects; oil stick rubbings; middle panel - bejewelled embellishment; machine and hand stitched]