Living with Tassels & Trim

by Robbin Ami Silverberg
Unique series of 6 / Dobbin Books, 2019/20
Embroidery on cloth, tassels, trim, hanger, & book elements on clothing

I stumbled upon plastic bags filled with samples of textiles, tassels & trim when we were cleaning out my mother’s closets after she died. The remnants found in those bags were pieces of her story: dreams of creating a space and place, a home that defined beauty, projected refinement, and what she would have clarified as happiness.

The result is a cloth book with richly embroidered text & patterns, and sewn onto a wooden clothing hanger. Each copy has a unique case, made from clothing, which now become the protection of these words, instead of the human form.  The viewer must ‘undress’ the book in order to read it.

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