2000 Miles Away

My left-handed Nanna who taught me how to crochet right-handed, was the eldest daughter and a confirmed spinster in a large and loving family. In 1941, at 37 years of age she received a marriage proposal by letter and travelled from Melbourne, Victoria to Midland Junction train station to meet her husband-to-be, a man she had only met on a few occasions and whom she would start a new life in Western Australia. The only means of communication with her family being via letters and the occasional telegram.

2000 Miles Away uses tie linings complete with stains from washing, marks from manufacture and the remains of unpicked stitches, sewn together with recycled envelopes and overhead projector sheets.