My decision to use hessian for the installation of octagons and starbursts was purely nostalgic, recalling my first experiments in school sewing classes making oven mitts from scratchy pieces of hessian that we decorated with clumsy cross-stitch designs.
Jill McDonald (1927-1982)
Photo taken in the 1960s when Jill was working at Penguin Books.
Reproduced in A Nest of Singing Birds by Gregory O'Brien (Wellington: Learning Media) 2007: 126.
Happy New Year everyone!
I hope 2012 is shaping up well for you.