West African Cotton Strip Cloth, Procian dyes, Silk threads25" x 78"
Female Genital Mutilation is not considered normal practice, but is still carried out in parts of Africa. This piece is designed to protect young girls from the horrors of the mutilation; decorated with marks, illustrating the FGM. It is a protection cloth for any girl to wrap herself in, who is terrified of the mutilation that could be done by her family. Made of Malian Strip Cloth traditionally made into Bogolan for anyone in danger of losing blood. Protective cloths, to keep away evil spirits, confused by the patterns and close weave of the fabric so unable to penetrate the wearer’s body.
Vintage Linen, cotton & hemp linen fabrics29" x 51" & 18" x 51"
An exploration of the meditative quality of stitch, taking inspiration from the original quilt makers, Kantha quilts, mending and darning techniques and Japanese Boro; using remnants of pre worn or loved fabrics, and in so doing, preserving the memories of these precious fabrics.. Liz used fragments of indigo dyed fabrics that she has collected over many years from many different sources, to create memory cloths of life. These cloths can be used during meditation, Indigo being the colour of perception, intuition and thought to help promote deep concentration during meditation