This body of work expresses relationships between death, mourning, gender, and recuperation. Newfoundland is a culture with a rich tradition of domestic textile practices, and these still serve the practical functions of keeping warm, clothed, and generating income. There are close ties between Newfoundland and the islands of Ireland and England, and as a descendant of Irish/English pioneers, I was taught some of the textile skills expected of women. After the death of my father, I found myself involved in highly repetitive textile work, and knew it was my way of mourning. This labour-intensive work seems to be a common way of coping with grief and loss, and cloth has strong associations with protection and healing.