Register No.285HJ
OwnerHelen Jarmyn
Location SA
MakerHelen Jarmyn
Origin AUSTRALIA SA
Pattern Patchwork Pieced Embroidered
Date1974-1975
Dimensions (H x W in cm)276 x 235

History

Made by the owner, Hazel Jarmyn in 1974-1975 in Adelaide South Australia. "I am Australian born in a northern town named Booborowrie SA in my grandmother's house and have always been a very keen needle person. I love to sew as well as other needlework including tatting and bobbin lace. I lived on the same farm until 1979 when we moved to the city in semi retirement and taught all sorts of needlework for 25 years. Foundation member of the Australian Lace Guild in South Australia and still like to do all kinds of work." [Hazel Jarmyn]

Description

Patchwork quilt made in the 'Trip Around the World' pattern, from cotton and some fine dress linen, in bright and pastel solids. Each colour is placed in a diamond shape on the quilt. Patches are 10cm square, quilt has 620 squares. The linen was mainly used to work the cross stitch. Quilt has a two inch border in black. Backing is sheeting. Each square is embroidered, with many different stitches, in geometric, floral, animal, insect and abstract designs, in different colours.
2760 x 2350mm

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