|We used images, letters. newspaper articles which they selected to create these 3 panels.|
|This one focusses on the stories about local men who went to war|
|This panel is the story of the VAD's (nurses), of the music that was played during the war, and features a local school's log book recording the news of the Armistice|
|This panel is about the women and children at home, in and around St Ives and their role in the War Effort|
|So, each panel has number of pictures which the young people and museum volunteers transferred onto fabric and embellished with stitch, applique, buttons and other ephemera|
|... like these of the Hunts cyclists|
|and this assemblage on Ivor Day, which includes a poem written by his brother on the event of Ivor's sad death in action.|
|Here is a lovely composition, found in a school book, written by the young girl pictured, describing how children can help in the war effort.|
|Many of the local women became VAD's|
I pre-dyed many of the fabrics using natural dyes to match the muted browns of the sepia photographs and to capture the sombre mood of the war. We used touches of red as a highlight, here and there.
I have even more from this exhibition - I'll show it in my next post......