A hands-on talk - no powerpoints for this - instead, I'm bringing a selection of my artworks, and will of course, feature
my current self-directed project on house dresses and wrap aprons!
|Joanne B Kaar - crottle (lichens once used as a dye) inspired design on a traditional wrap style apron . |
Combining work clothing with the activitiy.
Author: John H. Dixon 1886.Chapter VI Language and dress.
St. John's, Newfoundland in 2016 while I was artist in residence for the Crafts Council of Newfoundland and Labrador as keynote speaker at the conference 'Using Crafts To Tell A Story'.
|Woody Point, Newfoundland - photo from my 2016 Craft Residency|
for the Crafts Council of Newfoundland and Labrador.
'"...During the Second World War we were one of the very few families that travelled, so there was good business to be done. By that time Ailidh Dall could no longer make tin, so everything depended on my mother selling round the doors. She took whatever was wanted and needed bringing in - overalls, trousers, shirts, socks, underwear, needles, pins, brushes, combs, frock-coats for the women. All the Highland women wore them then - with the flower patterns on..."