the woven stole

 

 

 

 

The stole was made by a whole lot of different people on the Touchstone loom and then embroidered by Louise Carr. The wool is all locally sourced, and the applique material from old Bradford mills or local Asian shops. It touched a memory for Roger as both his mother and grandmother worked in the Bradford woollen mills, so whilst the stole is a bit hot and itchy, there are both memories and hopes woven (and sewn) into it.