Lost & Found

????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????This wall hanging Ties that Bind was destined to be shown at the Western Australian Fibre & Textile Assn members’ exhibition ????????????????

“Memories & Commemoration”

at Expertise Events Craft & Quilt Fair, Perth May 2015

it was lost in the City of Wanneroo on Saturday 7th March, 2015.

Robin Inkpen hooked this piece from ties collected by a family member over a period of 40 plus years and was bringing it along with several of her other large creations to a talk at the Wanneroo Library.    When Robin arrived home and realized Ties that Bind was missing, calls were made and a search of the building was begun – to no avail.

Karen the Librarian authorized a “Lost” poster I’d made to be displayed in the library and suggested since there was such a human interest story related to this art work, the local newspaper be contacted and asked to publish an article about it in case someone found it in the street.  Thanks to Lucy Jarvis this article was run the Wanneroo Community News the following week.


Someone must have found the piece of fibre art in the street because it was finally located across the road from the Library in the foyer of the City offices; a building which Robin did not go into as it was not open on the weekend.   From there it was returned to the Library and is now waiting to be exhibited stored safely with me.

If only this piece of textile art could talk – what stories it could tell – from the original ties collected over so many years to its latest adventure in the city of Wanneroo.

   Jo  Franco, Editor

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