Towers 7

Most of the proceeds of this original artwork will go directly to the Khadija Saye Memorial Fund. Khadija tragically lost her life in the Grenfell Tower fire. The fund will help young artists whose background and circumstances might not grant them access to such support.

As the fire was burning, and we all watched helplessly, I spoke to my dad, a pitman. He told me nothing had changed, and that we were still waiting at the pit head for our dead.

It is made using these front pages of the Metro and Evening Standard newspapers, which I found on a train after the Grenfell Tower fire.

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

The newspaper is hand-stitched to this paper, and then hand-stitched to this paper.

All of my artwork is individually numbered, this piece is 849.

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

Towers 6

 

Most of the proceeds of this original artwork will go directly to the Khadija Saye Memorial Fund. Khadija tragically lost her life in the Grenfell Tower fire. The fund will help young artists whose background and circumstances might not grant them access to such support.

As the fire was burning, and we all watched helplessly, I spoke to my dad, a pitman. He told me nothing had changed, and that we were still waiting at the pit head for our dead.

It is made using these front pages of the Metro and Evening Standard newspapers, which I found on a train 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 paper, and then hand-stitched to this paper.

All of my artwork is individually numbered, this piece is 848.

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

Towers 5

 

Most of the proceeds of this original artwork will go directly to the Khadija Saye Memorial Fund. Khadija tragically lost her life in the Grenfell Tower fire. The fund will help young artists whose background and circumstances might not grant them access to such support.

As the fire was burning, and we all watched helplessly, I spoke to my dad, a pitman. He told me nothing had changed, and that we were still waiting at the pit head for our dead.

It is made using this front page of the Evening Standard 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 ‘towers’ has been sewn using Trudi’s mother’s gorgeous white thread.

All of my artwork is individually numbered, this piece is 847.

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

Towers 4

 

Most of the proceeds of this original artwork will go directly to the Khadija Saye Memorial Fund. Khadija tragically lost her life in the Grenfell Tower fire. The fund will help young artists whose background and circumstances might not grant them access to such support.

As the fire was burning, and we all watched helplessly, I spoke to my dad, a pitman. He told me nothing had changed, and that we were still waiting at the pit head for our dead.

It is made using this front page of the Metro newspaper, which I found on a train 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 paper, and then hand-stitched to this paper.

All of my artwork is individually numbered, this piece is 846.

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

The Kindness Of Trudi

A few weeks ago, completely out of the blue and unexpected, these two Sylko threads arrived in the post.

They are perfect, especially the white one, with its very-hard-to-tangle-me waxiness.

I had previously shown a reel of my ancient, and favourite, lilac Sylko on Instagram. Trudi, the poster of said threads, and a fellow Folksy seller, commented on its beauty. I responded by telling her how sad (and possibly deceased) I would be when it finally comes to an end, prompting her to search her mother’s old sewing box for something similar.

This, by the way, is typical of Trudi Murray. I have never met her in person, but she is kind and compassionate. Not just because of this thread thing, but in the way she conducts herself on the social media. With dignity.

Trudi’s mother died way too early.

The ‘grubby’ top layer of the white thread is the most precious bit.

I have already started to use it on some pieces I am making to sell for the Grenfell Fund.

Thank you Missus xx

Evening Standard and Metro, Friday 16th June, 2017

Picked up these newspapers on the train, to and from work, on 16th June, 2017.

I am going to use them to make some artwork, the proceeds (if any) of which will go to a Grenfell fund.