Towers 2

The proceeds (after Paypal, postage and Folksy deductions) of this original artwork will go directly to the Grenfell Tower fund.

It is made using this front page of the Metro newspaper, which I found on a train the day after the Grenfell Tower fire.

The red thread once belonged to my nana, who would not have approved of my knots.

The newspaper strips are hand-stitched to this shirt, and then hand-stitched to this paper. The first tower has been sewn using Trudi’s mother’s gorgeous white thread.

All of my artwork is individually numbered, this piece is 843.

It is unique and can be found in my Folksy shop.

Mostly Uninvited 807


Thanks to Jane Clucas for telling me this is David Gandy.

Take from a M&S advert. Neither he, nor the photographer are named.

Taken from Shortlist Magazine (Issue 374, May 28, 2015), found on a train.

Scroll down to see the whole thing so far. Or follow my progress on Instagram.

If You Are New Here: This project started (January 2015) with me sewing junk-mail faces onto a big woollen blanket. It has since expanded to include images from magazines and leaflets, I find in bins and on public transport. ‘Uninvited’ was the working title, until I changed it to ‘Mostly Uninvited’. Unless I tell you otherwise, take it that the portrait was part of some junk mail, pushed through my letterbox. I will always credit photographers, illustrators, designers and the faces, whenever possible. All of my work is numbered, this is 632. If you search this number in ‘Categories’, you can find out about the other faces.

14. Patchwork Dads – Peter Blake


Peter Blake, artist, wrestling fan, and, father of Juliette, Daisy and Rose.

Photograph by Luke Andrew Walker. Taken from ‘London Exhibitions Guide’ (Feb-May 2016). Art Fund.

This is the fourteenth 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, or follow my progress on Instagram.



13. Patchwork Dads – Joseph


Joseph, father of Jesus, by Kees de Kort.

This is the thirteenth square in my patchwork of dads. It is made from discarded books, magazines, postcards and junk mail. It is made from the actual papers, I have not printed or copied anything. There are sixteen squares in total.

You can see the whole piece here, or follow my progress on Instagram.

Taken from ‘Jesus Is Born’, a retired library book. Published by The British And Foreign Bible Society, 1975. Printed by John Blackburn Ltd.,Old Run House, Hunslet, Leeds.


Fake News Is Killing Minds

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

11 squares are now sewn, 17 still to do.

I decided to sew the patches to an old sketchbook cover. It was a mistake, and I won’t be doing the second piece in this way. My tough-skinned finger has bled a few times. However, I am reasonably pleased with the result, so will continue.

You can read the news items relating to each February day at the end of this post.

7. Aldi overtakes Co-Op        8. Obama relaxes in the Caribbean

9. Whatever happened to the It Girl?    13.Facelifts losing their lustre

14. Dubai announces drone taxis      15. Tyrant Kim’s playboy brother murdered

16. George Cohen will donate brain     19. US patrols South China Sea

20. 100,000 people starving in South Sudan   21. New Zealand gnome thefts fund meth trade


Storm Doris Is Coming And Fake News Is Killing Minds, 8

Below are links to the news items relating to each of my squares.

(Explanation regarding the above sentence).

Feb 1: Zelda the ferret has pacemaker fitted.     Thatcher inequality.

Feb 2: Blue Peter capsule dug up by mistake.      Brexit begins.

Feb 3: Vegetable rationing at supermarkets.      Gorillas and mobile phones.

Feb 4: Black Sabbath bow out.       Louvre attack.

Feb 5: Trump is going to give Queen saddle.       UK defences.

Feb 6: Grapes can help beat dementia.       Health tourists crackdown.

Feb 7: Aldi overtakes Co-Op.      Assad hangings.

Feb 8: Obama relaxes in Caribbean.      No more child migrants.

Feb 9: It Girl.       Russian friendly fire.

Feb 10: Arsenic in rice?      Public cash for fake news.

Feb 11: Fake News is killing minds.     4k-a-day locums.

Feb 12: David Davis is not blind.    North Korean ballistic missiles.

Feb 13: Facelifts.     Racism is alive and well in America

Feb 14: Drone taxis.

Feb 15: Tyrant Kim’s playboy brother.

Feb 16: George Cohen’s brain.       Gay marriage and church.

Feb 17: Cigarettes and alcohol.       Pakistan’s bloody week.

Feb 18: Nurdles.        Bombogenisis.

Feb 19: US patrols.        Russian plot.

Feb 20: 100,000 people starving.

Feb 21: Gnome thefts fund meth trade.     Lord’s taxi.

Feb 22: Trinny boob flash.      Storm Doris

Feb 23: Marmalade.       Scotland Yard appoints Dick.

Feb 24: Storm Doris.       Flood Alert.

Feb 25: Blob in Ukraine parliament.        Toxic air and schools.

Feb 26: Witches cast spell.       Taliban chief urges tree planting.

Feb 27: Olga Korbutt.        Moonlight mix-up.

Feb 28: Moon trip.       Hollande speech shooting.

Extra Days:

Jan 31st, 2017:   Fires In Chile,   Chimp Trafficking

March 1st, 2017:   Sir Philip Greed,   Soft Power Hourglass

Storm Doris Is Coming And Fake News Is Killing Minds, 7

Below are the final days of my February ‘news’ work, which I have explained in more detail here.

The first 4 days can be seen here, days 5 to 8 here, days 9 to 12 here, days 13 to 16 here, days 17-20 here,  and, days 21 – 24 here.

You can see more relaxed updates on Instagram.

Links to the various news stories are at the end of the post.

Donated page from my daughter’s sketchbook.

Landscape by Yen Tz’u-yu (12th/13th century). Album leaf. Smithsonian.
Chinese Art by Finlay Mackenzie. Spring Art Books, 1968.

The envelope kind Sally used to post a gift to me.

Cotton underpants (back detail) retailed by Muhlenkamp Brothers Ltd, London, 1890s.
Photo: Simon/ Taken from ‘What’s On’ Oct-Dec 2016. V&A.

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