Register No.1344.2019.NWM
OwnerNational Wool Museum
Location Geelong VIC Australia
MakerBarbara Mellor
Origin Tasmania Australia
Pattern Contemporary Patchwork Wagga Traditional Wagga
Date2019
Dimensions (H x W in cm)1560 x 1060

History

Black night
campfire light
sheep in the shadows
dreams on the track
a comforting wagga
stitched with love
for a homesick heart

'By Wagga Design' is my contemporary "take" on the traditional wagga which was born out of hard times and limited resources.

[Barbara Mellor, 2019]

Description

Materials
Recycled Wool garments sourced from the local op shop; wool blankets; wool blanket for wadding; cotton flour sacks, ticking, money bag and reproduction fabric from my stash.

Techniques
Piecing, hand stitching, machine stitching. A facing has been used to finish the edge.

156 cm x 106 cm

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