Tuesday, November 6, 2018


This week we will mark the end of the First World War 100 years ago. Poppies have long been a symbol of the armistice and I have created this small art quilt in remembrance of my father, who lied about his age in order to enlist in the Great War at the age of sixteen. Two of his brothers didn't return from that war, uncles I never had the chance to meet.

Needle felted wool stitched to a background of black linen and wrapped onto a thick painters canvas. Hand embroidery has embellished some of the poppies and the field and have spilled some poppies onto the black background.

A smaller version of this piece has been mounted in a white shadowbox frame.  Both pieces are available at the Shuswap Artisan Market in Sorrento, BC this week.

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