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    'Troubles in Ballymoney', by Lorna Skelton. (Photo: Deborah Stockdale)
    'Troubles in Ballymoney', by Lorna Skelton. (Photo: Deborah Stockdale)


    Title of Textile:Troubles in Ballymoney
    Maker: Lorna Skelton, Fab Femmes, Ballymoney
    Country of Origin: Northern Ireland
    Year Produced: 2013
    Size (cm): 30cm x 50cm
    Materials: A mixture of natural and man made fabrics on a natural fabric backing
    Type of Textile: Arpillera

    In this arpillera, Lorna, through her image of a burning building, depicts the impact and aftermath of the Ballymoney van bomb in 1972, detonated by the IRA: “A small wool shop which I would often have been in with my Mother was blown up. My arpillera is of a building that burned during that time.”

    Lorna sewed this arpillera in one of the workshops that took place as part of the associated activities during the exhibition Stitching and Unstitching the Troubles I and II, 2012/2013.

    Owner: Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Museum Collection
    Location: Coleraine Museum, Northern Ireland
    Original / Replica: Original
    Photographer: Deborah Stockdale

    Textile exhibited at: Stitching and Unstitching The Troubles-phase 2, 13/04/2013 - 29/06/2013
    Stitching and Unstitching The Troubles exhibition II, 6/12/2013 - 22/02/2014

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