In this post I said that I would be making a patch for the Shoreditch Sisters’ WI Campaign to End Female Genital Mutilation – part of which includes the making of a large art ‘quilt’ made up of appliqué, stitched or knitted Vulvas.
It is a pleasure to participate – any little thing we can do to make important changes/raise awareness is always worthwhile.
I decided on a somewhat abstract approach:
The base fabric is recycled kimono silk:
Couched velvet thread and satin hearts, a bit of stitching and a lovely red bell to represent the clitoris. Incidentally, the bell does ring!
Really badly coloured picture – but it gives an idea of the texture which is what I wanted. It shall be on its way to E. London on Monday.