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Honour the Firefighters – BERNINA International Pictogram Project

Mary Transom from New Zealand writes:


When the parcel arrived with the red felt and the male shape, I was a bit taken aback, as I had already planned something else. But the fire engine red of the felt reminded me that firefighters are passionate about their jobs and their community engagements. My nephew is a keen volunteer firefighter and every year he helps raise funds for Leukemia by climbing the highest building in New Zealand in full fire fighters kit.
I enjoyed working on the project and as it was small, it did not take much time, but I spent a lot of time thinking about it.


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Mary Transom

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  • Patricia O'Hagan

    It was fantastic to see this beautiful panel in Napier recently. As a proud mother and grandmother of two NZ Volunteer Firefighters it was great to view this in NZ Volunteer Week.

  • Jan Allston

    I love the way you have depicted the flames and highlighted the work of the firemen Mary. His uniform is amazing too. What a clever way to use the red felt. Highlighting a worthy cause too in your piece reminded me of the fact that we are so lucky to be in good health as we sit and sew. Well done!

  • Jutta Hellbach

    Color, heat, flames, words, the brave standing fireman – a perfect combination – and technically very well transformed. I like your piece of artwork.

    Oh ladies – I am happy :-)) feel embraced – all of you!


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