Vida Vojvoda

Vida Vojvoda



Vida’s mother was a seamstress and Vida was the oldest daughter in the family. She watched her mother sewing and stitching every day and they often worked together. Vida inherited the skills and love of needlework from her mother.

“I left home when I was twenty-one and came to Melbourne in 1954. In my heart, I longed for my home village and my family, and I had enough love and energy for needlework.”

From her early days in Australia she enjoyed sewing and cross-stitching in the evenings. She has a large and lovely collection of embroidered work: curtains, table-cloths, pillows, mats. She made a lot of them herself, but also received many items as presents from her relatives in Slovenia.

Vida Vojvoda is a native of the village of Trata near Ilirska Bistrica. She has lived in Australia for over fifty years and resides in Melbourne.
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