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During the tour of the back rooms of the Amherst Historical Society, Rebecca looked for inspiration in the objects' color and form and was taken with many of the artifacts, so much so that she had trouble narrowing down the possibilities. Eventually, she settled on three pieces, each of which forced her to do research and learn new fiber techniques. She is grateful to all of the Amherst veterans who contributed to the flag project based on the North Congregational Church's WWI flag, and she hopes to continue the project beyond the show dates. For the Victorian dress painting, she was inspired by Mable Loomis Todd’s tendencies to paint on woodwork and her own clothing and her habit of pinning passionate love notes inside her clothing in case she ran into her lover Austin Dickinson. Finally, learning how to embroider for her Victorian Crazy Quilt Squares was intriguing, but she's sure that more than four squares would have driven her crazy.
Veterans Service Flag 50” x 69” - Donated to the permanent collection
Fiber: Canvas and Felt
Four Squares, Not Too Crazy 4- 16”x16” $300
Fiber: Variety of cloth, some of which came from Indonesia.
I Love You and I Love You - SOLD
Fiber: Women’s Cotton Undergarment, wool yarn, acrylic paint
The Dress She Never Got to Wear $500
Fiber: Women’s Silk Victorian Wedding Dress, paper, ink, organza
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