Part of my love (nay, obsession) for repurposing vintage textiles came into being when I sat stitching little lavender pillows out of embroidered tray cloths which had been worked by my dearly loved Nan and Auntie. I could not bear to hide these textiles inside a rarely opened drawer, unloved and never used. I wanted them to become part of my everyday, treasured threads that link me to my past.
I met with some new "colleagues" today, and we got to talking about the albums of textiles from the Foundling Hospitals. I was pleased to find this amazing link to the Threads of Feeling exhibition which was staged by the Foundling Museum. Read it and weep, folks, read it and weep.x