In July I was invited to teach in Israel. I managed to add on a few extra days and met up with Pat Arcibald and her friend Janette. We had a day in Bethlehem, the religious stuff was interesting but we didnt really know what we were supposed to be looking at! I was keen to see the Banksy murals so when we came through the Gilo checkpoint we walked along the separation wall looking for the murals and were moved by all the grafitti on the wall. We followed the wall for so long that we got lost!
I wanted to see some traditional Palestinian costumes in the various museums and just love all the colours and fine needlework. We also went to see work produced by the many womens cooperatives.
I have used decolourant to paint the grafitti and then machine embroidery to look like traditional Palestinian embroidery.
I had fun adding some additional grafitti to the wall.