Made by Marion

Monday, July 07, 2014

The colour in this photo is very true. This is a very bright wool piece and it has held the colour well despite being on a wall for years. Just recently I found the rest of the pink silk blouse cuff which forms the flower pot.
The leaves and petals and stem are made from a re-cycled dress, found in an op shop in Toowoomba, Australia. The dress was made in France from Australian wool, which had been made into fabric in Italy. The wool thread for the stitching was dyed at the same time as the background so that it would disappear at a distance but still be visible on the surface; a metaphor for hidden barriers to communication and acceptance. It is one of my favourite pieces and I am happy to live with it for a while longer.