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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

2 Responses to “A Cot Sheet – Inside Exhibition”

  1. Maureen Bond Says:

    Hi Annie, I just popped in to collect your Crazy patch instruction link to pass on and checked the blog as well.
    What a fantastic thing to have embroidered script onto cotton. such a big endeavour and a wonderful story of hard times.

    I was fortunate to have fabulous nuns teaching and treating the pupils well in the early 50’s.
    I hope you are well.
    Maureen

  2. Jenny Says:

    Oh my gosh, so sad!!!!

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