11. Men’s Stuff Patchwork – Building Things


“There’s nothing safe about safety gloves when they’re four sizes too big.” Philippa Amy Tuttiett, builder.

This is the eleventh square of a patchwork of so-called men’s stuff. It is made from discarded books, magazines, postcards and junk mail. There are sixteen squares in total. You can see the whole piece here.

Taken from ‘In The Town’, by Peter Usborne, a Macdonald Educational Book, published in 1979. No illustrator’s name given, but created with help from Betty Root, Ruth Nichols and Dorothy Oliver. I acquired the book by way of a school library bin.

The caption under the illustration asks,”What are these men doing?”

Well, if this is London, they aren’t building affordable housing.

All of my work is individually numbered, this piece is 799. It can be found in my shop.



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