Make Do and Mend
Screen Print on Somerset paper
28cm x 65cm
I was very close to my Grandma, and when she died I was given her sewing box among other things. It was a real document of the 80 years of her life, with items dating back to before the First World War and others from only a few years ago. It really seemed to epitomise the 'waste not, want not' ethos of my Grandma's generation. I wanted to document these items, somehow and in doing so both create a kind of portrait of my Grandma, but also something a bit broader - these things are in most household's sewing box. I wanted to remember my Grandma as an individual, but also know that she was part of something bigger.
Please note that this is a handmade print and there may be slight variations in the edition. Each piece is unique!