Artist: Christine Chester
Attribution: #neverthelessshepersisted, 2018, Christine Chester, Photograph by Michael Wicks
Materials: Fabric, thread
Dimensions: 700cm x 205cm
Image Statement: Examining the working lives of women who worked in fustian factories who would walk the equivalent of Manchester to Stoke-on-Trent and back in a working week walking around the Fustian tables slitting the pile of the fabric. This is approximately 91 miles a week, represented by 91 miles of thread worked in 48 separate hour-long panels of machine fringing.