My current series of work shares often hidden experiences of motherhood through a series of fragile cot sized quilts and embroidered vintage baby garments.
The words and handwriting were gathered as mothers shared their personal stories of postnatal depression. These words are simply stitched. The quilts are imperfectly patched together – in the words of one mother “barely holding it together”.
It seems appropriate that each small paragraph takes hours of stitching – giving the words the attention and thought that they deserve.
Work in progress.