Made from stuff I collected while on holiday with my family a few years back, and mounted onto a Thomas Lawrence poster (found in the bin at work), below.
The squares are cut from leaflets for exhibitions I have visited.
Credits in links: Discus Thrower, Tom, Marlene Dumas, Toby, Eric Huntley, Sonia Delaunay, Kurt Schwitters, Alberto Giacometti, Egon Schiele, John Singer Sargent, Allen Jones, Laura Knight, Indigenous Australia, Alexander McQueen, Gustav Klimt, Ai Weiwei
The credits for each square are below:
In my Folksy shop.
Mostly made from knackered old books which were beyond reading, but I used some postcards, a diary and some museum/theatre leaflets, too.
So-called men’s stuff now in my shop.
Made from knackered old books, magazines, postcards and junk mail.
Square 1: Caravans, Square 2: City Gent, Square 3: Silverstone, Square 4: Firefighter, Square 5: Virile John Wayne, Square 6: Astronaut, Square 7: Baldness, Square 8: Fry-Up, Square 9: A Pint, Square 10: Cricket, Square 11: Building Stuff, Square 12: Manly Watches, Square 13: DIY, Square 14: Boats, Square 15: The Tie, Square 16: Pretty Frocks.
Hand-stitched from discarded papers, found around London.
The squares are pairs of people, or in some cases, trios.
Credits in the links below:
Some London faces, stitched from discarded materials.
Some of the squares have been cut from old library books. Retired, after years of loyal service, and in rather a sorry state. I never cut up books which could otherwise be read.
16.2.16: I said goodbye to my patchwork yesterday morning. It has just arrived at its new home in Newcastle. It will hang in the hallway, overseeing the comings and goings of two beautiful little girls, getting taller and taller and taller, as they come home and go out, and come home and go out, and come home and go out.
Credits for each square:
- Charlie Chaplin
- Paul Weller and Martyn Goddard
- Laura Knight and Ethel Bartlett
- War Worker
- Alfred Hitchcock
- Sleeping Child
- William Shakespeare
- Mick Jagger and David Bailey
- Sherlock Holmes
- Elizabeth 1
- Boat Race Rowers
- Virginia Woolf
- Kate Moss and Allen Jones
- Noel Coward
- Blitz Shelterers
- Phil Veacock and Chris Tostevin-Hall
- John Keats and Charles Brown
- Bus Boy
- Duke of Wellington
- Marcel George
- The Last Tram