18" x 52" © 2020
Kaleden is an old, small community in the Okanagan area of British Columbia.
History is woven into the fabric of a community, shown here by a pictorial and written history in the small print.
The tree with roots represents the fruit orchards and family. I am a descendant of a pioneer family, an orchardist‘s daughter and a resident of Kaleden.
The photos in the windows of an old ruined hotel, originally built in 1910 and throughout the piece show the evolution of the community, from 1909 to the present. Gone are the fruit farms, packinghouse and railway which have been replaced with vineyards, a pioneer park and a multi-use trail on the bed of the old Kettle Valley railroad. The gravestones mark ancestral resting places.
Techniques: Needle felting
Photo printing on fabric
TAP (Transfer Artist Paper)
Machine thread work, free motion quilting