Sunday, September 06, 2009

Marcia's Beautiful bonnet

Conceptual artist Christina Henri has a number of projects on the go all relating to the display of bonnets, each dedicated to a female convict sent from the UK to Australia. Each bonnet made is embroidered in a style of the makers choosing and with the name of a convict.

I made the base for this one but the embroidery is all the original design and handiwork of Marcia Conway. I think its beautiful!
You can find out more information about the project here.

3 comments:

Quilt Pixie said...

thanks for the link -- a very interesting project...

Artystitches said...

very pretty, if only i had a girl!

Judy said...

Helen,

Thank you for the link to Chritina Henri's site. I live in Tasmania and had no idea the women's bonnet project existed,I knew of the earlier baby bonnet project but not this one thanks again.