Louise Saxton, Australia
Vintage embroidery, lace, cotton thread, and cotton & silk.
Title: Dreaming Gum Leaf
The motif is an Australian Gum leaf made from vintage embroideries which are backed onto silk. I’ve chosen the embroidered boat in memory of floating leaf boats in the rain-filled gutters of my childhood. It also represents the many people who’ve sought refuge on our shores by way of small and often fragile boats.