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the mender
the mender
mixed media
2013

The mender is embroidered with soy silk, bamboo and cotton threads on antique homespun linen.The porcelain doll arms are from Germany and were dug from the earth from the grounds of an old doll factory that operated between 1890-1910. One woman holds a needle and thread and is mending the other woman's broken heart. The mender is framed in a reclaimed barn wood frame and is backed in hand dyed antique linen, an antique doily and rayon/wool blend felt. The piece measures 7 inches square and is 3 1/2 inches deep. It can be hung on the wall with the hook attached on the back or can sit on a shelf or other surface.