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An International affair

  • Owner:
    Private Collection
  • Location:
    Sydney, NSW, Australia
  • Maker:
    Alison Muir and Enid Paddon-Rowe
  • Pattern:
    Tumbling Block
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 90 cm
    Width: 120 cm


Commissioned by a business person to make a wall hanging using his tie collection from a career working as Australian contact for United Nations. He liked the idea of small 3D boxes as it implied parts of a greater whole. The work is double sided with the rear called ‘Tie Back’ and was assembled by Enid Paddon-Rowe. We collaborated on the quilt so we could keep any excess ties as we both collect ties to make quilts.

Exhibited at 'Refabricating’ exhibition, Braemar Gallery, Springwood 2001


Materials: Recycled silk, polyester and cotton ties
Techniques: Hand pieced over papers, machine pieced and machine quilted


United Nations

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