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The Wild Blue Yonder


"Many times, as a young child I travelled by train from Sydney, through the country of New South Wales to Wagga Wagga where my grandmother lived. The trip seemed to go on forever. I spent hours just looking at the vastness of the blue sky and the wisps of cloud streaking to the horizon. The old telegraph poles marched by seeming to be dragged by the speed of the train. Even though the poles were a life line, in times gone by, their abandonment and destruction by the elements, gave me a feeling of isolation and loneliness. I’d weave stories that meandered through the past and into the present. My grandmother always described outback Australia as ‘the wide blue yonder’."

[Yvonne Line, 2017]


Technique: Surface design is mono printing, painting, writing, beading, drawn thread work, overlay and raw edge construction. Machine pieced and machine freehand embroidery. Hand quilted and finished.
Materials: Various weight cottons, blends, polyester and net, polyester wadding and calico backing.

990 x 1490 mm


Yvonne Line Art Textiles - A Complete Retrospective 2017
Published by Port Melbourne Photography P/L
Photos by John Lamb

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