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.
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.