13. Men’s Stuff Patchwork – Do-It-Yourself


This man has been put behind bars for painting Watford, and what’s more, he seems happy about it.

I am the DIY person in our house. Not Mr. S.

This was cut from an advert for Crown Paints. Taken from a Do-It-Yourself magazine, November 1966. I have used the actual advert, not a copy, making this little patch fifty years old.

Do-It-Yourself was a Link House Publication, based in Croydon, at the time still part of Surrey, not yet eaten-up by London.

This is the thirteenth 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.

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



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