I’m writing this on the 5th August and Festival of Quilts starts next week on the 11th.  Yes, thats today.

So as my work goes on display today at 10, so this blog post should publish at the same time.

 

FOQ entry

Forgotten Women of the Land

Materials:
Silk, cotton, paint, silk thread, printing ink, paper.

Techniques: 
Batik, hand and machine stitch, printing.

Inspiration / artists statement:
Women’s Lives
The forgotten voices.
The forgotten hardships and pain.
10,000 men died on Flodden Battlefield.
Recorded forever.
Women of the land.
Forgotten in the history books.

 

Fallen Women FULL

 

Fallen Women 4

Fallen Women 5

Fallen Women 6

Forgotten women 2

Forgotten Women 1

Forgotten Women 3

Fallen Women 6

Fallen Women 7

Fallen Women 8

Fallen Women 9

Fallen Women 10

It won’t be to everyones taste as a “quilt” or even as a fabric / mixed media hanging.
I really, really don’t let this affect me anymore.

Post lotus ink I have changed, with a very different view of the world and acquaintances. 

 

2 thoughts on “Forgotten Women

  • 12/08/2016 at 6:46 am
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    Hi Helen
    So much going on in your work. Love the textures and colours and of course the message!
    Ann Divine

  • 20/08/2016 at 7:20 pm
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    This was beautiful! Thanks for being my guest at the Fashion Show!
    Sandy

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