Letter from Essie
During the war, knitting became extremely important. Sweaters, hats, and especially socks were needed by the soldiers. Because the men were standing in water and mud much of the time,they needed multiple pairs of dry wool socks in their kit. By changing them frequently, they could prevent trench foot. This mono print was inspired by the many pairs of socks knitted by Essie during WW1.
Monoprint and chine collé on paper; thread, graphite frottage; 18"H X 12"W