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love, loss and the unfinished

Can anything be sadder than work left unfinished? Yes work never begun – Christina. G. Rossetti All adventurous sewers have one. Mine is currently in the form of a large blue plastic laundry basket Every year in that fatty bit … Continue reading

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I am not afraid. I was born to do this.

I am not afraid. I was born to do this – Joan of Arc I have been struggling a bit this week to come up with a good topic for a post. But having taken two months off to move … Continue reading

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Costume Designers have a lot to answer for

Once upon a 2013 a fluffy headed seamstress collaborated with a talented poet lady in a wonderfully friendly museum at the edge of the world and in the centre of Cambridge. And it was magical. Much later the very same … Continue reading

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“Open carefully – A Lock of thy bright hair”

“Open carefully – A Lock of thy bright hair” Holly Booth, Interpretation officer at Keats House gave this lecture on hair work Jewellery: memories, mourning and mementos of Death. Holly, like myself is interested in memory’s place in the museum, … Continue reading

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“As an operator he was bold, but not cool, rapid without being dexterous and he had no sympathy with humanity”

This is sort of a review of the Doctors, Dissection and Resurrection Men exhibition at The Museum of London, but also with many other related reflections and distractions. I visited the exhibition twice, once with my Australian scriptwriter friend, on … Continue reading

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“I only see clearly what I remember”

In this Post I have a treat for you, Cassandra Reilly the very talent artist i collaborated with, on the needle is always at hand, who made the beautiful shoes showing the three stages of Fanny Brawnes life in Wentworth … Continue reading

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“Trace a path that others can follow”

“Trace a path that others can follow” Continuing my review of the needle is always at hand tour last year… The Text & Textiles Conference run by The Material Texts department at Cambridge University, September 2012 This post has two … Continue reading

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