I am collecting textiles that tell stories in and around East London, particularly in Hackney and around the Olympic site in Stratford. I am looking for fabrics that carry stories about people and the community as I believe they will reveal something extraordinary. The stories may come from a favourite t-shirt, dress, hat or scarf, a tablecloth, a handkerchief, a tie or bedding. The fabric can be new, old, found, donated; handmade or bought the story can be big or small. Basically you can put any fabric in the archive as long as you share its history.
Please submit some fabric to the archive along with your story and follow this blog to see what is revealed. I am hoping that all the fabric and peoples stories can be displayed together locally for everyone can enjoy. I look forward to your contributions.
I once got a dress designed and had it made, this designer she makes dresses and she’s been in lots of magazines. I explained it, then she just sketched it and its exactly right. It’s amazing I wear it for special occasions and performing on stage.