Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Chain Reaction strikes again

This is the Hat of sighs, made by my clever friend Frances and stitched with worries by moi. I have put it in the exhibition with a copy of Elizabeth Parker's sampler [in the V&A] She was a maid in the 19th century I think, to a household in Fairlight [near my lovely Hastings] and was assaulted by the would seems. She didn't know what to do, felt guilty in the way that victims can do and thought she would go to hell.

Frances made the hat and I stitched phrases round it [easy bit], as if they were buzzing her head. Don't ask what, I have forgotten and now I can't read them on the photo. Apparently the local paper has picked up on the show so maybe Elizabeth will make it into the news. Poor lass.

I love this vessel Carol made, why didn't I think of it!

We have had good remarks so far for the show, so fingers crossed we all make a fortune


carol said...

Fingers crossed you do!

Gillian said...

It would be wonderful if Elizabeth's story and all those like her's were more widely known and understood. Your work continues to be outstanding. Good Luck with the exhibition. Cheers Gillian

Frances Barker said...

I think you did the most part of the work on that hat ;)