A Woman’s Work Is Never Done

 

A Woman’s Work Is Never Done – The National Trust, Quarry Bank, Jan-Apr 2017. A micro commission which encompassed research into the lives of the women associated with the cotton mill in the 18th and 19th century. 

A textile and film installation that was part of a new museum exhibition celebrating the lives of the women. The ladies Victorian cotton clothes were embroidered with old sayings relating to women’s everyday work. Film projection on the back of the washing using letter excerpts from ladies maid Anne who worked for Miss Greg at the big house.

Detail: Embroidered vintage cotton baby dress

See the work in situ here.

Read more about the project here.

Go to Quarry Bank’s project page here.