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    This is Annie Whitsed's Crazy World a world where I stitch the joys and chaos of life into beautifull crazy quilts. email annie@loopylace.com
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A Cot Sheet – Inside Exhibition November 24th, 2011

But not just any cot sheet… As a follow up to the Australian Government’s 2009 National Apology to Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants,  The National Museum Australia has mounted an Exhibition “Inside: Life in Children’s Homes and Institutions” http://www.nma.gov.au/exhibitions/inside/

The Exhibtion designers took the many stories that had been collected and set about working out how they could be displayed for the exhibition…They envisioned one story written on a cot sheet, they found an old metal hospital cot, chose cursive script and I was recommended to them for the job of embroidering the story onto the sheet.

First task was to find a white cotton sheet that could be embroidered, most sheets are so tightly woven that I would not have been able to push the needle through them, my fingers where saved by a friend who had a much worn, soft cotton sheet that was lovely to work on.

I embroidered the cursive script with stem stitch using 3 strands of DMC in an old blue ink colour. When the embroidered sheet was put into the cot it made for a very poignant display.

ABC TV 7.30 ACT vidio review

 

Below is the text embroidered on the sheet

Text on sheet

Sampler 226 – TAST II Week 22 – Triple Chain – Details 1133 to 1135 July 30th, 2010

TAST II Week 22 – Triple Chain

Walking code….I have used foot prints to denote a walk, LBG is for Lake Burly Griffin (Canberra), we met at Blundles Ccottage, walked past the Carrillion, over Kings Avenue Bridge, through the National Gallery sculpture Gardens to the flags at the National Library and return

Triple Chain Stitch

My Band Sampler 225 – TAST II Week 21 – Slipped Detached Chain – Details 1129 to 1132 July 27th, 2010

TAST II Week 21 – Slipped Detached Chain Stitch

Slipped detached chain stitch

My Band Sampler 224 – TAST II Week 20 Buttonhole Wheel Cups – Detail 1128 July 13th, 2010

TAST II Week 20 Buttonhole Wheel Cups

Buttonhole Wheel Cups

My Band Sampler 223 – TAST II Week 19 Up and Down Feather Stitch – Details 1123 to 1127 July 6th, 2010

TAST II Week 19 UP and Down Feather Stitch

Up and Down Feather Stitch

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My Band Sampler 222 – Le Tour de France – Detail 1122 July 4th, 2010

The Bikes are scrap booking brades that I painted in the colours of the Jerseys of Le Tour De France.

le tour de france

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My Band Sampler 221 – TAST II week 18 – Wave sitich – Detail 1121 June 30th, 2010

TAST II Week 18 Wave Stitch

and the end of Panel 11

Wave Stitch

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My Band Sampler 220 – TAST II week 17 – sword sitich – Details 1119 & 1120 June 24th, 2010

TAST II Week 17  Sword Stitch

Sword Stitch

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My Band Sampler 219 – TAST II week 16 – Italian knotted border stitch – Details 1117 & 1118 June 22nd, 2010

The first detail is Satin Stitch layed out in the pattern of the new white tiles that I had to use to replace brocken tiles when I retiled my shower

second detail is Week 16 Italian knotted border stitch

Italian Knotted Border Stitch

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My Band Sampler 218 – TAST II week 15 – Ladder Stitch – Details 1115 & 1116 June 21st, 2010

Ladder Stitch

Ladder Stitch

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