Title: Mother's Touch
Dimensions: 25 cm x 25 cm
Description: Margie’s relationship with textiles spans many decades. When she was a very young child, about five years old, her maternal grandmother taught her to sew and knit. In this piece of work Margie explores the concept of women passing down through generations’ special attributes and skills, linking the ages together within a family. Margie’s hand, represented in both ‘Mother’s Touch’ and ‘Generations’, is the physical link between the five generations on the female side of her family tree. She is currently teaching her eldest grand-daughter, Grace, these skills. Perhaps these precious threads will continue to span the generations of the future, despite the enormous challenges society continues to experience.
Margie has been a textile artist for many years. She has exhibited widely and is honoured to have work in many fine collections both in South Africa and abroad.
Materials: A combination of hand dyed and commercial fabrics. Margie has used a simple piecing and slashing technique with machine embroidery embellishment.
Exhibition: Major Minors II