Sunflower Suffrage Shawl
Remembering the Woman's Rights Conference of 1948
Crochet this striking Sunflower Suffrage Shawl to remember the sacrifices of the brave women and men who gathered in 1848 to spearhead the battle for women's right to vote. The body of the shawl is worked in an elegant Tunisian pattern that was widely used in the 19th century. It's easy to learn and creates a beautiful traditional drape. The shawl is decorated with beaded crocheted sunflowers.
The full pattern and Katherine Durack's story of the 1900 Suffrage Fair are available in Piecework November/December 2015.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton used the pen name "Sunflower" around the time of the Seneca Falls Woman's Rights Convention in 1848. The sunflower with 1848 in its center became a symbol of the National American Woman Suffrage Association that continued to appear into the 1900's.