Gerry Krueger has embroidered her Biography on a Jacket quotes and text describe her love of needlework and gardening. (Thanks for link goes to Pat of Gatherings) People have journalled on garments before take a look at these journal skirts
Of course these types of jackets which I wrote about here, are a type of biography as they record places visited.
Also it s now quite common to make quilts, crazy quilts, journal quilts and journal fabric postcards which are either autobiographical in nature, or are a journal. Samplers often display family trees or are made to mark main events such as births, marriages and deaths. I have not seen any autobiographical samplers however or samplers kept as a journal. I always date my samplers and once when I was doing so I recorded something of that moment. I was watching the news and simply added this to the bottom of my sampler.
You could argue that the work of Tilleke Schwarz are all autobiographical samples. Many artists work with autobiographical material but can’t for the moment think of others.
Has anyone else seen any autobiographical samplers? I am also wondering if anyone has made or kept a journal or created an autobiographical piece on other formats such as bags, jackets. Have you ever seen journals and life stories told on unusual fabric formats (other than quilts, fabric postcards, and fabric journals) and thought Gosh that could be fun? If so what format? What attracted you to it? What would put you off working your story on a garment? Would you use text? Would you stitch or print? Would you work a sampler? If not why not? What would attract you to the idea? Just pondering here and wondering about the possibilities… Leave a comment I would love to know what people think