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The Patchwork-Quilter as the Storyteller: MY DEAD DOG!
University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Crafts (KHV), Textiles.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 80 credits / 120 HE creditsStudent thesis [Artistic work]
Abstract [en]

Objects can evoke our most vivid memories and sensory emotions, through the stories that have been engraved into them across their lifetime. Throughout history, patchwork-quilting has been used to tell stories, hide messages and hold histories. They are seen as objects of warmth, comfort and security, inanimate extensions of ourselves that store our most complex sentiments and memories- becoming heirlooms that are kept in the families and communities for generations, preserving our histories and material culture. 


I intend to explore the inseparable relationship between craft and narrative within quilts, whilst re-imagining the quilts forms and functions in order to communicate stories more vividly. To do so I will use my memories of My Dead Dog, Henry, to illustrate narratives and embed them into quilted objects to stage as a tableau of artifacts. I intend to encourage the viewer to realise the imagined, through a haptic experience of my material world, whilst simultaneously creating my own heirlooms that can be passed down so my stories are not forgotten.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 36 p.
Keyword [en]
patchwork, quilting, storytelling, textile, dog, heirloom, objects, visual communication, memories, messages, histories, craft, handmade, tools
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URN: urn:nbn:se:konstfack:diva-5558OAI: diva2:933458
Educational program
CRAFT! - Textiles (Master)

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