The Woven Memories Process

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Woven Memories works with your old fabrics, clothes, scarves, jumpers and precious family clothes no-one wears anymore.  They are often items that hold special memories or are very beautiful or were worn by a much loved family member who has died.  The process involves weaving a future for them, literally and metaphorically.  It’s possible to make an incredible range of new items from old through hand weaving.   I will be writing about my experiences as I cut into fabrics and clothes, unravel yarns from old jumpers and interweave memories into a new future for precious garments and fabrics.

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Baby rug with a grandmother’s old red dress

The way I work is to collaborate with the person who brings me fabrics and clothes they want to preserve but change.  We talk through the meaning and stories  their textiles hold and decide together what they will become: a throw rug, scarf, neckpiece, table mat etc – options are pretty endless.  I’ll be showing pieces here and describing possibilities.  I really look forward to your comments and, if this appeals to you, the chance to work with you and recreate something unique for your future.

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3 thoughts on “The Woven Memories Process

  1. Congratulations, How exciting Mary, I can see the image will be as important as the story you tell.
    Love your selected photos in particular the second one👍👍
    When commenting is there only one place to make a comment or as you continue your blog will there be an opportunity to comment on the specific photo/story?

    Will you be also include icons eg facebook and instagram on your website too?
    Very proud of you, xx

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