Labour of Love examines the laborious nature of loving. Using repeating motifs such as yarn, cotton, or wool, customarily soft or delicate materials, to represent a character’s sensitivity, the story reflects the fragile emotions of a woman confined within her desire to be a perfect partner in her relationships, often at the expense of herself. How does erosion occur when performing emotional labour for our loved ones? To what extent might this responsibility be gratuitous and then taken granted for? And how might this absence of boundaries produce compassion fatigue?