Some Old Men

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I have made a few cards from vintage knitting patterns.

You can see the documents below, so you know what they looked like before I cut them up.

The no-longer-available Sylko thread is beautiful, giving the smoothest stitching experience I have ever had. Fact not euphemism.

Printed around 1965, is my guess, since the prices are ‘old money’.

I have paired them up with those Waverly envelopes.

All of my work is individually numbered. The camera guy is 822, the older man is 823, and, the pipe man is 824.

They may be used as Father’s Day cards, or they may not, and will start appearing in my Folksy Shop over the next few days.

 

Fake News Is Killing Minds

I have finished ‘Fake News Is Killing Minds’, but until today have not been able to take photographs.

If you are new to this project, you can find an explanation here.

Links to the various news items can be found, here.

All of my work is numbered, this piece is 817.

Storm Doris Is Finished

I have finished ‘Storm Doris Is Coming’, which was started on February 1st, 2017. It’ll be a while before I tackle another month’s-worth of news. (Will be posting ‘Fake News Is Killing Minds’, shortly, if you were wondering what happened to it).

If you are new to this project, you can find an explanation here.

Links to the various news items can be found, here.

It is listed in my shop, and I am now going to have a cup of tea.

 

Storm Doris Is Coming At Some Point

 

I have completed the 28 days of February (2017), I just need to add the first day of March and the last day of January.

If you are new to this project, you can find an explanation here.

Links to the various news items can be found, here.

 

Storm Doris Is Still Coming

 

Eighteen Squares done, twelve to go.

If you are new to this project, you can find an explanation here.

Links to the various news items can be found, here.

All of my work is individually numbered, this piece is 816.

Storm Doris Is Coming

Just started assembling ‘Storm Doris Is Coming’, my second ‘February News’ piece. So much easier this time, as I’m sewing onto fabric rather than thick card.

My friend, Cathy, gave me the fabric quite a long time ago.

Four Squares done, twenty-six to go.

All of my work is individually numbered, this piece is 816.

If you are new to this project, you can find an explanation here.

Links to the various news items can be found, here.

I am aware that I haven’t posted a picture of ‘Fake News Is Killing Minds’ in its finished state, but London has been rather dark and I have been unable to take a decent photograph.

16. Patchwork Dads – John Lennon

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John Lennon, father of Julian and Sean.

Yoko Ono once caught my eye and gave me a smile. Not a feeble half-hearted smile, like the ones people do because they think they should, but a massive full-bodied smile that filled her beautiful face and took effort. Our eyes were at exactly the same level. She was tiny and wore a big hat. I was on a tall stool, because my old boss used to allow sitting. I don’t sit much at work now. Apparently, gallery visitors don’t like to see me sitting. Yoko Ono didn’t seem to mind.

She was alone.

This is the final square in my patchwork of dads. It is made from discarded books, magazines, postcards and junk mail. From the actual papers, I have not printed or copied anything. There are sixteen squares in total. You can see the whole piece here.

The picture of John was cut from a National Portrait Gallery leaflet (What’s On: March-May, 2016).  The photograph was taken for British Vogue in 1964 by staff photographer, Peter Laurie. It was never published in the magazine, but remained, unseen, in the Condé Nast archives for years.

All of my work is individually numbered, this piece is 798. It can be found in my shop.

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