Wayward Women by Jo Lloyd

Wayward Women is a body of work created in response to research into female criminals sentenced to transportation from the UK to Australia and Tasmania.

Between 1788 and 1868 approximately 25,000 female convicts were sentenced to transportation, often for petty crimes such as stealing bread.

Inspired by women’s lives and women’s stories, this body of work explores themes of Female Identity, Love, Loss and Hope.

Wayward Women.


Assemblage final exhibition piece exploring themes around female identity, love, loss and hope.

Wayward Women. Image

Final piece.


Final piece. Image

Final piece, Life Hanging by a Thread.


Final piece, Life Hanging by a Thread. Image

Embroidered and embellished objects reflecting women's lives and women's stories.


Embroidered and embellished objects reflecting women's lives and women's stories. Image

Wayward Women illustrative drawing.


Wayward Women illustrative drawing. Image

Vintage fabric and contemporary embroidery.


Vintage fabric and contemporary embroidery. Image

Mixed media piece .


Mixed media piece . Image

Sketchbook mixed media page.


Sketchbook mixed media page. Image

Hand stitch sample.


Hand stitch sample. Image

Free machine embroidery.


Free machine embroidery. Image

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  • Degree show 2020
    • BA (Hons) Textile Design