This vessel is part of a project inspired by the designs and fabrics of my parents 1950s home. I have a black and white photograph of myself as a baby resting against a cushion that my mother and I recall as being of a heavy, coarsely woven fabric in black, white, yellow and red stripes with a black and white footstep pattern. My mother sewed all the curtains and cushions for their first home from this material on a Singer Sewing Machine she bought from an auntie
who had never used it. She still owns the Singer but sadly not the cushions and curtains.