Sunday, 8 July 2007

Bonnet Project

Members from both Lincoln EG Branches are making bonnets for the 'Roses From The Heart' Project being organised by Christina Henri in Tasmania - and Louth EG has also joined us.

You can find out more information about the project from the Female Factory website
and download a bonnet pattern here. The brims of the bonnets to be decorated with hearts and roses

The project is a tribute to the 25,000 convict women who were shipped to ‘parts unknown’ from the UK to Australia in the 19th century.

They will be on display at Lincoln Central Library in November before being shipped to Christina for the exhibition in 2008. In 2009, Christina will be bringing the bonnets for a tour of the UK.

Please get in touch if you would like to take part