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Emily Complete

This post follows on from the one called “Remembering Emily”  about the making of the cloth. Ninety nine signatures make up the 10 metre cloth to commemorate the life of Emily Davison. In the end and left one blank for all those who did not manage to get sewing back in time. One is left unfinished, rather than not include it,  I thought it better to have it half sewn, it shows the reality of collaboration and  time pressures.

At the opening at the PHM, one of the staff members told me about a suffragette signature handkerchief he had seen in a museum in Sussex, last night I found it.

http://sussexpast.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Priest-House-suffragette-handkerchief.pdf

The finished cloth was part of the Wilding Festival on the 15th June at St George’s in Bloomsbury where Emily Davison’s memorial service was held in 1913. It was carried in the procession by her descendent and draped where her coffin had stood in the church. I was honoured and so pleased to be part of the event. (thanks to Sarah Evans @artwithaheart for the photos)

Also see the petition regarding the renaming of Tattenham Corner at Epsom race course in her memory http://t.co/Qi0hVgFDhF

Published: 1st October 2014
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