Fabric as Story


Fabric tells stories. Our stories or the stories of family and friends. Most of this fabric is from Tanzania in the 70’s. I’m doing a commission for a friend. She shared some of her stories from that time with me.

I tried on a piece of the fabric like it would be worn. Placed around the shoulders and tied in the front. As I cut the cloth, I could feel the memory. Memory that is a part of who she is today. It’s about touch. Is it smooth, thick, rough or thin? The patterns and colors are strong. They still seem alive with a voice. A song is sung in stitches. A story as pieces make a whole.


~ by fiberverse on June 28, 2009.

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