Ingrid Hesling, Textile Artist & Grandmother
100 X 100cms
This “window” is hand embroidered on four handkerchiefs and reflects on the effects of time, social isolation on the family.
We have have seen many senior citizens stand and gaze at this piece – remembering the pain of not being able to have close physical contact with loved ones.
– INGRID’s WORDS –
When I joined the Threads of Survival Covid Quilt Project I had planned to make one square to be included in the National Quilt. But soon I realised that the piece I was making needed to be more than one square.
At the beginning of the pandemic who imagined it was going to go on and on and that ‘self-isolating to stay safe’ would mean seeing the seasons come and go?
Previously I have been embroidering onto handkerchiefs ‘Things That Made Me Cry’ – memories from my childhood and currently my feelings about the environmental crisis, so naturally this project is also stitched onto large handkerchiefs.
This is the first quilt I have made.