That Darned Sweater. Kathleen C Cooper. December 2015.
Kevin’s experientially distressed wool sweater, felted and repaired with mixed metal darning and knitted wire patchwork. Hand-made steel hanging structure. Found & repurposed mirror and salvaged hanging wire, knitted brass wire hanger cover. Approximately 30” vertical by 28” horizontal, 8” deep.
love it. what does the mirror say?
Musings on women’s work & thriftiness:
A woman’s work is never done. There
now it’s as good as new. Darn it! I just fixed
that yesterday! Waste not, want not. It’s
perfectly good…that’ll hold it for a while. Wasted knots
not wanted. A stitch in time saves nine.
Nine stitches, just in time. (She thought she was done.) Idle
hands are the devil’s workshop. Not
again! Here let me have that… (Knot again.) A penny
saved is a penny earned. Sometimes, it seems I’ve
only earned a penny spent. A woman’s work is done.
Kathleen C Cooper 2015