M & S Textiles Australia
WINTER SPIRITS BROWN by Aboriginal Artist Faye Oliver
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Premium quality 100% cotton quilting weight fabric suitable for quilting/patchwork, dressmaking/apparel, soft furnishings and craft.
Purchase continuous lengths by the 1/4m (25cmx112cm) unit:
- 1 unit = 25cm x 112cm ( 9.84”x44”)*
- 2 units = 50cm x 112cm ( 19.7”x44”)
- 3 units = 75cm x 112cm ( 29.5”x44”)
- 4 units = 100cm x 112cm ( 39.37”x44”)
- 5 units = 125cm x 112cm (49.21”x 44”)
- 6 units = 150cm x 112cm ( 59.07”x44”)
- 7 units = 175cm x 112cm ( 68.91”x44”)
- 8 units = 200cm x 112cm ( 78.75”x44”) etc.
*If you would prefer a Fat Quarter (50cm x 56cm) instead of 25cm strip please leave a message as you go through the checkout.
**Purchases of more than 1 unit of the same fabric will be sent as a single piece.
FABRIC: 100% Cotton (quilting, apparel, craft)
MANUFACTURER: M & S Textiles Australia
PALETTE: Black, white, earth orange, brown purplish blue, green, burnt sienna
AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL ARTIST: Faye Oliver who is an experienced and well established artist who worked at the Keringke Art Centre as an assistant art co-ordinator. Fay endeavours to encourage harmony, trusting peace in the community as is expressed by the modesty in her artworks.
STORY OF THE DESIGN: In the 'Dreamtime', there weren't many people or living beings such as animals, birds, reptiles, insects, etc. It is said that every being used to understand each other's language and they never knew death. But one day a little bird fell from a tree and broke its neck thus paralysing its body. The elderly knowledgeable birds and animals announced that the spirits had taken the little bird from the world to replace it with a new bird. Although all of the beings accepted this idea, they wanted to confirm this by having the little bird watched. The caterpillars volunteered to watch the little bird, so the wise elderly beings ordered the caterpillars to watch the bird from clouds in the sky throughout the Winter. One fine day in early Spring, the caterpillars transformed into butterflies and returned to the camp with beautiful bodies. Ever since then the caterpillars spend the Winters in their cocoons and transform into beautiful butterflies in Spring.
In this design, Faye's vibrantly coloured art shows the spirits in the sky watching over the Dreamtime creatures, the bush and the camp.
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