Wednesday, June 11, 2014


I made my son Rob a Wagga (blanket) for his 21st. It almost completely perished in a house fire and I stashed the remnants, years ago. Just now, or last December at his birthday, I had the idea to cover a skateboard and this was the perfect thing to do it with. I thought. I thought he'd be overcome with emotion and I'd have to lend him my hanky (even if it was a Crinoline Lady embroidered vintage hanky that I'd want back). But he laughed and laughed and was quite pleased instead.
The pieces are stitched in situ.
The flames went over the whole piece. Being wool, it resisted burning, but some of it is quite scorched and one flower is well burnt. 

The daffodil is thick and highly Trapunoed and worked in detached buttonhole.

This tweed sunflower was burnt almost all away. I had to carefull stitch through the embers.

1997 is the year the boy turned 21.

The original Wagga.

Sadly missed. Go here for the original story.

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