Textile Message | Series Three

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...

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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....

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Sean Christopher Galloway

Sean Christopher Galloway

A Model of Obliscence I intended to write a moving epigraph on these perfect, high-ankle black designer leather boots that my older brother gave to me at his house in rural...

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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...

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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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