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Ode to the Shearer


Australian Quilt Award (AQA15) Highly Commended, National Wool Museum, Geelong Victoria.

Medium size wall installation, art-textile.
"The shearers’ bunk house was made from planks and unlined. Holes had been filled with scraps of material and newspaper to stop the drafts. Some roughly made waggas hung between the beds for privacy. Bedding was often roughly sewn and well worn." Yvonne Line 2015

950 x 760mm


Technique: Wool and some wool/blend on wool blanket with embellishing machine, hand knitted wool samplers using home spun wool and one commercial spun sampler, hand stitched edging. Home dyed with natural plant dyes or left in their natural state. Three layers ‘tied’ together. No machine stitching.

Materials: 95% pure wool. 5% cotton/blends. Black and white wool sourced from small holdings around Victoria and NSW. Natural vegetable and plant dyes. Home spun wool yarn. One commercial wool yarn. 100% wool batting.


Yvonne Line Art Textiles - A Complete Retrospective. 2017
Book available from the author.
Photo by John Lamb C.2017

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