From half a century later it seems that blackberrying was a celebration of the freedom of our childhood as much as a late summer's harvest tradition.
When I first read 'Blackberry picking', Seamus Heaney's words evoked this experience so clearly and conveyed a shared regret for the past harvest. I have used some of his lines in this piece. Seamus Heaney, 1939-2013, won the Nobel prize for Literature in 1995.
Screenprinted with procion dyes ; applique : raw edge, bonded and stitched ; free machine quilted and hand stitched.
Cotton organdie, linen.