Textile Message | Series Three

Julia English

Julia English

I rarely get rid of clothes, and don’t have many items that haunt me; the closest thing would be a red and green swing-coat of my nan’s, which sits waiting for me to...

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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...

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Annie Taylor

Annie Taylor

When I was little, I was dressed in my brother’s cast-offs. That was fine, I was his constant shadow. Eventually though I discovered other influences and went a little...

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Clare Daněk

Clare Daněk

When asked about ‘Your favourite piece of clothing or textile object?’ ‘Your dream outfit or textile object?’ ‘A piece of clothing or textile object that haunts you?’, it...

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Gaurav Monga

Gaurav Monga

The Posticheur  There are very few people left who would recognise this profession. Ever since women have started wearing their hair short, the craft of a posticheur...

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Wendy Ward

Wendy Ward

Enduring Fashion ‘A bit too big.Coming apart at some of the seams, the lining a bit tatty in places.Weather worn wrinkles in the leather, a web of interwoven lines.Lines...

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Caroline Collett

Caroline Collett

Inspiration and identity—why do we wear what we wear? Choosing what to wear is often a straightforwardly functional affair. There’s rainwear for the rain, beachwear for the...

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