Hug Me Tight (Tree Huggers' Wisdom)

Materials: rope, calico fabric

Technique: lettering, knitting, crochet

Size: 60 x 120 cm

Description: Old-style closely-fitting jumpers called "Hug-me-tights" are now making a fashion comeback. This one, created for the Warwick Jumpers & Jazz Festival, is hand-knitted in brown rope, with the words HUG ME TIGHT crocheted in orange cotton. Words of wisdom for Tree Hugger conservationists are hand-lettered on calico and threaded through the knitted mesh.

Displayed on a tree at the “Jumpers and Jazz” festival in Warwick in 2009 and at various activities during my 2012 Artist-in-Residency at Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha (read more information about this in my Residency Blog).
Purchased by Brisbane City Council.

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