I Shall Wear Purple


Materials: wools and acrylic yarns

Technique: cut-paper lettering design, intarsia knitting

Size: 70 x 50 cm

Description: The words (knitted in black/purple wool) on the front of the vest read “When I am an old woman” (on the right front) and  “I shall wear purple” (on the left front). These words are the first line of a poem about growing old, entitled ”WARNING”, written by Jenny Joseph.

The words (knitted in black/purple wool) on the back of the vest are some of my favourite purple hues. From top to bottom they read: MAUVE, VIOLET, LAVENDER, JACARANDA, AMETHYST.

Displayed in Indooroopilly Library and “Fibrefest “ in Brisbane in 2001.
Displayed in “Fibres ’n’ Threads” in 2002 and “An Evening of Art” in 2003, and in Corinda Library in 2004 and Toowong Library in 2004-5.
Displayed in my solo exhibitions “Colourful Language” at Gallery 119 in 2004, and at Gallery 159 in 2007.
Displayed in Annerley Library in 2008 and in “Undercurrents” at Art Factory Gallery in 2011.
Modelled at the Cathedral of St Stephen fashion parade in 2010 and the “Icon” fashion parade at Springfield in 2013.


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