Material As Evocative Memory Object

We have been exploring the idea of Material As Memory Object. Group members brought in a superb selection of objects made from material which held some sort of memory for them. We also brought in some less precious items of fabric; old clothes, aprons and textiles we had hung onto for ages…..these fabrics have been added to the haberdashery area for all to use and are promised a far more exciting life being reinvented in our group project than they would have had gathering dust  at the back of a draw! Some items are just too precious to ever cut up and many, many thanks go to the individual group members who went to great length to bring in precious items to share with us.

Here are some samples of the things people brought…

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Close up of hand embroidered Indian design.

 

Beautiful, hand embroidered fabrics.
Beautiful, hand embroidered fabrics.

 

Woolly baby boots.
Woolly baby boots.
contemplating the thought and time that went into making something so ornate got the group thinking about material as a tribute to craft of making.
contemplating the thought and time that went into making something so ornate got the group thinking about material as a tribute to craft of making.

We continued work on our initial panel for the quilt… some of us were so taken with the idea they took their work home, with stunning results.

Hand stitched name initials for our quilt.
Hand stitched name initials for our quilt.

 

Initials in Braille.
Initials in Braille.

What would you have brought?

 

 

Alex McEwan

Author: Alex McEwan

Alex is an artist who specialises in inclusive and accessible community arts projects, such as Sense's TEXTtile and Quilt Tales.

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