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Carol Tulloch

Carol Tulloch

Jumper Jumper born by hand night and day, day and nightconsidered knit-purl patches, squares, oblongsembroidery cross, run over joins and planesbuckle into memories of its makingto...

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Julie Perrin

Julie Perrin

Taupe and Teal When my mother was in her 80s, still spry and keen for a car trip, I took her to Tasmania. We stayed in a quaint cottage in a village outside Launceston. There were...

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Shu-Ling Chua

Shu-Ling Chua

Like an Egg on a Spoon On our third date, sharing a comfy sofa at a bar in Werribee, you asked what my favourite colour was. “Why are you asking me?” It had seemed a child-like...

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Susie Campbell

Susie Campbell

Ghost Garments I am haunted by the ghostly presence of Agnes Richter’s strange, hand-embroidered jacket. It has an uncanny presence.  Even psychologist Gail Hornstein says...

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Didem Caia

Didem Caia

Suitable for Women For as long as I can remember, I wanted to be a man. Not a boy but a man. Growing up I don’t think I really knew what that meant, but there are a collection of...

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Claire Wellesley-Smith

Claire Wellesley-Smith

The Cardigan The cardigan was very basic: black cotton fine knit, long length, buttons, a masculine cut but bought in Top Shop - I wore it for years. Then the pockets developed holes...

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Anne M Carson

Anne M Carson

The textile I want to describe is from The Lady and the Unicorn, a series of six 15th Century tapestries considered medieval masterpieces. I found an embroidery version of...

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Hanife Melbourne

Hanife Melbourne

After 18 months of living in covid-induced slob-gear I’m here to share my clothing memories, adorations, hauntings, and dreams. I have loved reading Textile Message posts from...

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Susan Bradley Smith

Susan Bradley Smith

After finishing undergraduate studies in Sydney I spent the 1980s in London as a young journalist. Part of my job involved turning up at formal functions, and one lunchtime my...

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Leila Lois

Leila Lois

Since I can remember, textiles have provoked feelings of comfort, wonderment and desire. Like most children I had a comfort blanket, a cotton sateen pillow, printed with meadow...

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Claire HM

Claire HM

Your favourite piece of clothing? (cw: weight loss)I’ve a clothes-buying confession to make. The things that I love most in my wardrobe are those things that are new. My heart...

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Claire Rosslyn Wilson

Claire Rosslyn Wilson

I don’t normally dress boldly, I prefer the convenience of having an easy-to-match wardrobe, but I have a secret love for loud colours and complex patterns. Perhaps because of this,...

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Mira Robertson

Mira Robertson

A piece of clothing that haunts you? The coat was olive green, knee length, and made of hairy wool that gave it a somewhat shaggy appearance. To my current-day eye, stylish and...

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Tanya Huntington

Tanya Huntington

My favourite textile object? I've decided on an infinity scarf that my sister knitted following the pattern of a Moebius strip. It's too warm to wear it now, but I keep it handy as a...

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David Hamilton

David Hamilton

David Hamilton is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Iowa, where he taught for nearly forty years. The author of Deep River: A Memoir of a Missouri Farm...

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