Embroidering Truth explores the new language that has evolved over the last 12 months to define the pandemic. Words like blursday, new normal and key workers have become part of a 21st century vocabulary widely understood by all.
Embroidery has a long tradition of documenting historical events from the Bayeux Tapestry to quilts and suffragette banners. It was a pastime that women were encouraged to engage in being considered feminine and demure but has also been used to express political and social messages.
Embroidering Truth uses stitching to illustrate the events of the past year and to illuminate the continuing domestic role of women in the home with the burden of extra domestic chores falling disproportionately on their shoulders.