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    Northern Ireland arpillera: Locomotive 'Otter'. (Photo: Deborah Stockdale)
    Northern Ireland arpillera: Locomotive 'Otter'. (Photo: Deborah Stockdale)


    Title of Textile:Locomotive 'Otter'
    Maker: Geraldine Brady, Carnlough group
    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

    Geraldine invites us to journey with the steam locomotive the “Otter.” It was acquired in 1898 and transported materials from the Tullyoughter limestone quarry to the Whiting Mill via a three kilometre long railway line, crossing Carnlough River on a trestle bridge., (p13)

    Geraldine stitched this arpillera during workshops linked to the exhibition Stitching and Unstitching the Troubles I and II, 2012/2013.

    In these weekly workshops, women had the opportunity through the medium of textile, to explore and record their memories of this tumultuous period in Northern Ireland; The Troubles.

    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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