This is the cloth made from the fabrics from Cathy. The fabrics are hand-dyed with plants, and the colours are like nothing you can achieve with synthetic dyes.
This is a cloth about remembering. It is about love, and it is about loss. It is about the indomitable nature of time, and about the paradox that thirteen moons – twelve months – can seem simultaneously like a very long time, and also like no time at all. There are thirteen new and vintage buttons in a line across the cloth, and elsewhere there are areas of empty space. Loss is a kind of emptiness. Gradually, as time passes, the emptiness begins to be filled with memories. The full moon on the left is made by reverse applique, cutting away to reveal two layers of white muslin covered with a piece of silk organza. The cut-out circle is applied above to represent the new moon, or dark moon.