Sunday, December 17, 2006

The Haberdashery Shop

"I remember the layout of the shop, how I loved to touch the fabrics, my grandfather sitting me on the measuring table to play, or letting me sit under the table with big boxes of buttons and sequins and feathers to play with. I remember feeling happy and special." BBC Radio 4 "The Memory Experience"


Anonymous Anonymous said...

When my sister and I cleared out the family home after my mother's death we foung boxes with buttons, zips and elastic banding taken from other clothes ready to be re-used. It made me quite sorrowful to think of her careful tending and the time she spent re-invigorating old clothes and fixing & remaking. Now all that carefully hoarded material would be discarded. So it is very nice for me to see the same sort of materials now having a life in your work

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