Material: Commercial cotton, yarn dyed cotton, repurposed silk and wool.
Dimensions: 50×50 inches, 127×127 cm
Technique: Improvisationally designed, machine pieced and machine quilted.
Description: The fifth piece in the series is inspired by the dusty greyed violet wool crepe from the remnants of a suit worn to a wedding many years ago. Adding other shades of purple made me remember how these colours indicated the level of mourning during the Victorian era. The colours also reminded me of early morning just as the sun rises. I had just begun this piece when I heard that my cousin’s fight with cancer was lost – the one whose wedding I had attended all those years ago in the violet wool crepe.
Hanging: A hanging sleeve is stitched on the back. It is easy to hang with a 48” rod and 2 small nails that you will need to provide.
Avoid placing in direct sunlight.
A lint roller will keep it dust free.
Occasionally, to keep dust from accumulating, carefully vacuum on low setting. Place a stocking or sheer netting over the cleaner hose to keep any pieces from pulling loose.
Air outside on an overcast day in the shade on a flat, clean surface. Or, air fluff in the dryer with no heat to refresh.