..... clothes

This summer I have been making clothes.

 

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Painting

My mother gave me her oil paints a few years ago when she decided to stop painting. It is about time I used them- so I have made a start with some kimono silk and oil pictures of the family .

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Seachange

In November last year we had our photograph taken by Martin Parr during a weekend when he offered to take family portraits. We had spent weeks trying to decide what to wear - agonising. What truly represents us now, as we have been and in the future?

In the end I decided to wear a dress I had bought in 2001 at a time when we were at a transitional moment. It has become a dress I wear when change is imminent - a seachange dress.

Today I decided to start on a piece of work which reflects the spirit of seachange. Day 1 is 5 silk discs of changing horizons.

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City Hall Bristol Saturday March 3rd

If you are in Bristol, please come to the City Hall, College Green on Saturday to see Consigned to Women's Hands, a

contemporary textile exhibition. I will be showing (and selling) a number of pieces from Colour-mapping Japan.