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Criminal Quilts Miniature 3 Quilted Yellow Hand on Vintage Cloth

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Criminal Quilts miniature pieces are made in response to my research into prison mugshots of women from the late 19th and early 20th century. I made quilts about these women as a way of giving comfort and gentleness back into their lives of poverty and prison. This small piece focusses on the hands shown in the photographs with the outline of a hand (traced from one of the photos) hand stitched and stuffed with trapunto quilting, plus additional decorative embroidery around the quilted area on vintage linen lace-edged cloth.

The tiny quilt is 16x16cm and mounted on off-white board approx 33x33cm. This is sold unframed but there is a frame available for it on request - professionally hand made light wood box frame (add £65 plus additional postage). Signed on the board and dated 2015.