Heavy Threads by Hazel Hall

Heavy Threads is the final Hazel Hall poem in the sewn bookwork collection. Melhorn-Boe was drawn to the poem as it reminded her of one written by her mother. Heavy Threads is assembled in a star carousel structure with ribbon closures. Just as Hall’s poem begins with imagery of ribbon thrown through a window, the star book format of this work opens to reveal a series of windows that frame a range of colours and ribbon-like slashes. Hall spent most of her life watching others through an upstairs window in her family home which is reflected in both the poem's imagery and Melhorn-Boe's interpretation. 

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