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    'The Road Less Travelled', by Ruth Morrow. (Photo: Deborah Stockdale)
    'The Road Less Travelled', by Ruth Morrow. (Photo: Deborah Stockdale)


    Title of Textile:The Road Less Travelled
    Maker: Ruth Morrow, Focus on Families, Ballysally, Coleraine
    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

    Inspired by the words of the Larry Norman song “Two roads converged, I took the road less travelled…”, Ruth, in this arpillera, refers to a turning point in her own life following a personal loss when she found solace in Christianity.

    Ruth 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
    Enduring Life: Arpillera Voices, 11/05/2016 - 15/07/2016

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