Creating a Shirt
We would like each shirt to talk about your story, or carry a message against abuse and violence.
Here are some guidelines for creating a shirt;
· Sew instead of using glue. Your shirt will last longer.
· Use acrylic or textile paint, colour fast dye or indelible ink.
· Photocopy photographs onto iron ons, or use an ink jet printer on teeshirt transfer material.
· You can use words or images, and you do not need to include your name.
For people with disability who have died (in or out of care) or been killed by neglect or abuse
You might want to submit a shirt that belonged to him or her.
Please show on the shirt the person’s name, date of birth and death and hometown.
Please include information you wish to share about his or her death.
Naming the abuser is an important part of the healing process.
But we can’t display shirts with full names of abusers.
If you wish to name the abuser, please use first names or initials.
The shirts are color coded to show the form of abuse and whether the victim survived the abuse they experienced.
white = death from violence or neglect
yellow/beige = assault
red/pink = sexual assault and incest - adults
light blue = sexual assault and incest - children
dark blue = neglect
green = psychological abuse
purple/lavender = hate violence, bullying
grey = financial abuse
orange = institutional abuse
Contact us to:
· Take part in or set up a workshop
· Suggest where a workshop might be held
· Put your workshop photos on facebook
· Send your tee shirt to us for the clothesline (we may put a photo of it on this website)
Send us a comment
You can also:
· Join our Facebook group and comment on our wall
· Tell your community newspaper about the Australian Disability Clothesline