Bridging Arts

Friday, 14 November 2008

A personal touch

Visiting different groups in Wandsworth and talking about the project - today the Association of Somalian Women in Battersea - take examples of embroidery that is important to me.

Including a dress made by my mother for me so long ago that I hesitate to say when - on parachute silk and embroidered with spring flowers from Cornwall, where I grew up.

Grape hyacinths



Parachute silk is in fact nylon - a fabric readily available in the years after the war