School for Wives and Mothers

I wonder what was written in those text books at Joanna P. Moore's Training School For Wives and Mothers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana?

Photo taken in 1888
Inspired (again) by K C Willis in Jill Haglund's book Creating with Fabric, I have created this 8" x 7" wall hanging in tribute to the women above.

I attached a rusty twisted wire so the piece can be hung on the wall or from a cabinet knob. The wire can be cut loose if you'd like to use this collaged piece as a pillow front, to cover a journal, in a quilt, or maybe even frame it.

The fabric, lace and even the buttoned flower has been coffee-stained for this piece.
You can find it HERE in my etsy shop. And if you purchase it today before midnight, the 20% off sale will apply!

I'm having sooooo much fun with tearing fabrics, coffee-staining and sewing *smiles*. Hoping you're having fun today as well!

12 comments:

Stacy (S.E.W.Butterfly) said...

I am loving this piece so much, Sherry!

Stacy (S.E.W.Butterfly) said...

I love the pic and wonder what the book was all about, too! ;D

Sharon said...

Another winner girl! Sharon

That Girl Ang said...

Wow!

Dorthe said...

Hi Sherry,
What a wonderfull piece, I love it,
-and thanks for your dear comment, -it came right through,
hugs, Dorthe

connie said...

what a photo! you need to do some research girl! you could put together a whole album just around that photo! (can you tell I'm totally inspired by judy wilkenfeld's class!!!)

seriously, what a powerful photograph...your piece is beautiful.

Dede Warren said...

I LOVE KC work Sherry, and you seem to be pretty good at her methods. Such fun work, and I love that the pieces have so much meaning in them.

Elise said...

Oh WOW, this is a great post & you have the most gorgeous site here. I had to stop by to leave this comment for you – and to say hello of course ! Your posts are creative and original and you have interesting pictures. It's all perfect ! Thank you for sharing your site and best wishes....

Judy said...

Nice work, Sherry! Do you know if Lovey, in D.C. has seen this? She would love it!

Hanne said...

This wall hanging is just so beautiful! I wish I could read the words in that book too.

Have e great weekend!
Hanne

Viola said...

What a wonderful piece of art, Sherry! Simply gorgeous! Have a great weekend! :-)

Michi Michaelson, Orange County, CA said...

OHMYGOSH, Sherry! What a BEAUTIFUL and HISTORIC piece this is! I'm so enamoured with this 1888 photo! How totally DIVINE!