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One felted black and red chequered 'Heart for Christchurch' in a woven design. Red stitching on one side reads 'Thinking of Canterbury 2011'; black stitching on the other side reads 'Audrey Littlewood, Auckland'. Made for the people of Christchurch following the 22 February earthquake.
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Audrey Littlewood from Auckland, New Zealand sent this felted red and black heart to the people of Christchurch as part of the Hearts for Christchurch project following the 22 February 2011 earthquake. Napier woman, Evie Harris, began the Hearts for Christchurch project to symbolically communicate the widespread love and support for the people of Christchurch. Using her blog, Evie sent a call out around the world and more than 4,000 hand stitched hearts were sent to Canterbury. The hearts were displayed at Canterbury Museum from September 2011 to February 2012 then distributed to the people of Canterbury. Seven hearts remain in the collection of Canterbury Museum for future generations of Cantabrians.


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