The Bed Work

...but didn’t sleep much.  © 2013-17

Click here: DidntSleepMuch_TrvelAwyFrmHme_121617.pdf to download a PDF of the complete text,
specs and bibliography.

Antique folding wood doll bed
10 1/2” (W) x 22” (L) x 15” at headboard, 10” (H) at footboard

Pillowcase front
(floral cotton fabric)
8” (W) x 4 1/2” (L)

Comforter
(hand tied floral cotton fabric, stuffed with feathers and enclosed in mattress ticking)
22” (W) x 27 1/2” (L)

Blanket folded at end of bed
(vintage two-sided Esmond wool blanket, with sewn floral cotton edge)
18 1/2” (W) x 22” (L)

If you would like any hi-res images of these photos, see additional images of this piece, or
if you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me:
tamarstone@pipeline.com

Comforter front

Images Copyright © 2017 by Tamar Stone.  All Rights Reserved.
No images may be reproduced without the expressed written permission of the artist.

Mattress front
(vintage cotton stripped mattress ticking, stuffed with natural sheep wool and dried corn husks)

12” (W) x 22” (L) x 3 1/2” (H)



Mattress Topper back

The stories from the 19th – 20th century sewn into this work, represent a wide range of experiences from women traveling on their own in troubled times. These include a woman running for local political office, a suffragist determined to get her message out, (even when she became “disgusted with my profession”), women who served as nurses during wartime, a labor organizer who helped mine workers, and a wife who left a polygamist marriage who went on to publish a book about her experiences,
among others.

Some of these women are well known, others may not be, but all their voices are equally important in the telling of their stories, many which resonate with today’s current issues.

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Pillow front (vintage cotton stripped mattress ticking,
stuffed with cotton batting)
  7” (W) x 4” (L) x 3/4” (H)

Pillowcase front (floral cotton fabric)
8” (W) x 4 1/2” (L)

Top Sheet front
(vintage white cotton Consolidated Laundries
bed sheet)
 

19” (W) x 28” (L)



Blanket back

Comforter back

Blanket front
(vintage tan wool blanket, hand blanket-stitched edging)
23” (W) x 29” (L)

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Pillow back

Pillowcase back

Blanket back

Top Sheet front
(vintage white cotton Consolidated Laundries bed sheet) 

19” (W) x 28” (L)

Top Sheet back

Bottom Sheet front
(vintage white cotton mattress cover) 

18” (W) x 27” (L)


Top Sheet back

Mattress Topper front
(hand tied vintage cotton stripped mattress ticking,
stuffed with cotton batting)
 

10 1/2” (W) x 22” (L) x 1/2” H



Bottom Sheet back

Mattress Topper front
(hand tied vintage cotton stripped mattress ticking,
stuffed with cotton batting)
 

10 1/2” (W) x 22” (L) x 1/2” H

Mattress Topper back

Mattress back

Mattress back detail

Mattress side with embroidered signature

Antique wood doll bed flattened
10 1/2” (W) x 22” (L) x 15” at headboard, 10” (H) at footboard

Blanket folded at end of bed
(vintage two-sided Esmond wool blanket, with sewn floral cotton edge)

18 1/2” (W) x 22” (L)