HistorySometime you will become a mother to your mum. With Alzheimer’s this arrives and leaves only when she is released. Mum died 25 years after it started and Dad and I cleaned out so he could move on too. The piece includes 3 of her scarves: poinsettias embroidered, cups and saucers and the blue emblems with buttons her father gave her. The whole piece is surrounded by flowers, which she loved.
‘Sojourns’, the Antipodean mini suitcase exhibition with Sue Wademan in United Kingdom, Europe, South Africa (August and September 2000) and New Zealand late 2000
Gift to family member 2002
DescriptionMaterials: Commercial old silk scarves, silk, polyester, glass buttons and beads and metal scarf tag, family mementos
Techniques: Machine appliqué, fused appliqué, machine quilting and buttons