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Winnipeg artist sews TRC’s calls to action into Canadian flags – CBC
by ahnationtalk onMarch 31, 2017162 Views
Helene Vosters will stitch 94 of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s recommendations onto 58 flags
Mar 31, 2017
A Winnipeg artist is stitching together pieces of Canada’s past with an iconic symbol in hopes of creating a better future. Helene Vosters is sewing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 calls to action into 58 Canadian flags.
“Embroidery takes so much time and care and it’s not something that happens quickly, so it began to feel like a real metaphor for me about reconciliation,” said Vosters.
Vosters first thought of the idea when the TRC published its report in 2015, but it took her a year before picking up the needle and thread.