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20

Apr

A Proud Moment

Frankie magazine article on Shroud Memento

The May/June issue of Frankie magazine featured a small article on Shroud Memento.  An exciting moment for me and the business as Frankie is a magazine that inspires and informs therefore it’s a personal goal to be a part of their bi-monthly news.

Currently, I’m making a shroud for a beautiful woman, who is 84 years of age, worked for 40 years in factories in the inner west of Sydney, raised a family as a single mother whilst looking after her own mother and has her wisdom and intelligence grounded in hard work and living a decent life.  She contacted me wanting to prepare for her death.  We talked about what she would like on her shroud and what symbols represented her as a person and the life she has lead so far.  Typical of her generation, it took some time to put the appropriate attention onto herself and the selfless and simple design she gave me is befitting of someone so admirable.

Whilst it’s important for people to be a part of the shroud making (even in the smallest of ways) this woman has handed over the work to me and I am privileged to sew her words and symbols on the cloth; heartfelt and with the advantage of time.

Wishing you all a good week ahead.

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 2 Responses 

  1. Monique

    Mazel tov, that’s fantastic 🙂

    • helen

      Thanks, Monique.(have just seen this message, sorry for my delayed response).

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