I seem to have a thing about circles this year!

 
Slow stitching the last of 4 textile scrolls. Eco dyed vintage wool blanket and linen or cotton; hand stitched. 

Something to cling to …

 

when I was a child

my mother’s skirt was

something to cling to

reassurance hidden

in its folds encompassing

someone who made our

everyday routine into an

act of love and sacrifice

elevating the mundane

to something precious

something I still cling to

now she’s gone …

(c) Rita Summers 2016

Thinking of entering this in Remade 2016. Still need to make a jacket and a shirt to go with it!

Isn’t she gorgeous?

 
Love how volunteer model Sarah Parker looks in my entry in the Queensland 2016 Art to Wear Awards! Titled ‘The Making of Mary Mordaunt’, it is made from an eco dyed and rusted vintage slip and a Victorian chemise, to which I’ve added hand stitched and crochet embellishments with vintage silk and shredded paper around the hem. More wearable art entries on their Facebook page.

I have finally caught up!

 
Pages 3 and 4 finished. Digital printing, transfer printing, eco dyeing, stencilling, upcycled scarf, tulle, vintage ribbon, buttons, 3D appliqué, free motion quilting, hand embroidery, machine stitched cords.