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Unframed appliqued wren with embroidery on to vintage quilt fragment

I treasure the old and worn and refashion them into little textile collages in my attic studio in a converted manse in Northumberland, England. Everything I make is individual and unique. This little wren is hand appliquéd and embroidered on to a support of an old patchwork quilt fragment. I have used some cotton fabrics for the appliqué and hand turned the edges. A very fiddly job! I have enhanced the appliqué with hand stitching.The collage is then sewn on to a piece of mount board to make…

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Art Nouveau fonts... caligraphy is one of the most time consuming and precise of the arts. The wider your assortments of fonts you memorize the easier your job will be.  Carol

Art Nouveau fonts... caligraphy is one of the most time consuming and precise of the arts. The wider your assortments of fonts you memorize the easier your job will be. Carol

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Tweed mixed fabric animal applique cushion pheasant bird country natural wool

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Unframed appliqued wren with embroidery on to vintage quilt fragment

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September 15, 1845

September 15, 1845: Earlier in the year, 5,000 women cotton mill workers in and around Pittsburgh go on strike for a 10-hour day and an end to child labor. Months into the strike, hundreds marched on the Blackstock Mill, one of the largest in the area. The women broke down the factory's gates and forcibly expelled the scabs, while the men who accompanied them kept the police at bay.

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