Saturday 15 May 2010

Mary Little's Bonnet

At last I have finished the bonnet.

On 23rd April 1834 the Edward, a prison hulk sailed from England to Van Diemen’s Land in Australia.  It had 151 women convicts on board sentenced to transportation. 

Mary Little, one of the 25,000 women transported, was 48 and convicted in March of 1834 to 7 years.  The Edward sailed in April and arrived in September, at reputedly the worst prison in Australia.  She served 7 years and obtained a Ticket-of-Leave. in 1841

I don't know what she was convicted of, or whether she came back to England. 

This website will tell you more about the bonnets,  Roses from the Heart 

The snowflake on the back is my Clover Snowflake; the Tiny Rings I made up for the front edge and Mary Konior designed the Curds and Whey.  I used Lizbeth variegated thread, 20,


  1. Great project. I had not heard of this before - really something special and important.

    Love your bonnet, and the thought that must have gone into the creative process.
    Fox : )

  2. The whole thing comes together so well, very pretty.


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