Book Review – Sew It Up

  Introduction Sew It Up: a modern manual of sewing techniques: A Modern Manual of Practical and Decorative Sewing Techniques by Ruth Singer.  Published by Kyle Books. As the introduction says ‘Sewing is no longer the preserve of housewives. More and more people are making or customising their own clothes,…

Pinning The Past – Textile Memories

My 2015 exhibition Narrative Threads explored physical and emotional engagement with cloth, exploring tactility, memory and personal stories, mostly around old domestic textiles. I’m interested in looking at how we feel about old fabrics; tablecloths with stains and dusters with holes and how the role of the artist changes a piece…