Friday, November 16, 2018

The Linen Project

An exhibition by Louise Saxton at The Town Hall Gallery, Hawthorn Arts Centre.
27 October - 16 December

The project is a collection of unique assemblages created from discarded and disinherited linens.
This recent body of work, began with the simple act of stitching together a handful of fabric scraps which had fallen to the floor of her studio as she extracted embroidery and lace.
I especially liked these off cuts from laces, doilies and linens.
My Grandmother had a large jar where she collected the same.

Linens have an important role in both domestic and clinical settings.
 Work table.
 Display of haberdashery collection.

 Visitors were able to place a cut out piece on netting from the selection of boxes below. 

 I selected 2 pieces, for myself and a friend who is unable to attend.


  1. I love the bed cover. It makes me think of all the embroidery I did with my mother. She was brilliant.

  2. What a coincidence that we both went on the same day. Such an interesting way to use rescued textiles, all so delicate and beautiful.
    There is another snap moment too in our contributions to the wreath.

  3. Interesting exhibition. Thanks for the photos!