Wednesday, 21 February 2024

Textile Details

'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
Provenance: Conflict Textile facilitated workshops, as part of "Stitching and Unstitching The Troubles" phase 1 & 2, 2012/2013.

Textile exhibited at: Stitching and Unstitching The Troubles-phase 2, 13/04/2013 - 29/06/2013
Stitching and Unstitching The Troubles II, 6/12/2013 - 22/02/2014
Enduring Life: Arpillera Voices, 11/05/2016 - 15/07/2016

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