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Finished Women of Hope by krismcdermet
February 17, 2011, 3:25 pm
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by Kris McDermet

I just finished this wall piece in time for the 2011 Women’s Film Festival.  It is my first try at using silk and wool in both the hooking and braiding.  The vibrant colors really show well in the dresses.  Karen Kamenetzky got me excited about silk and now I’m in love with this shimmering fabric.Women of Hope I first saw a photo of this image from the 2009 poster of the Brattleboro, VT Women’s Film Festival and fell in love with the images bright colors and their expressions even though their faces are not visible.  The photo is taken from the movie The Greatest Silence/Rape in the Congo.

Original poster image

I’m hoping the sale will raise needed funds for the Women’s Freedom Center.

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This is my favorite piece of yours.. with the bright colors and you captured the humanity of the ladies perfectly.

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