Home » The Collection » Currently Reading:

Repairs and the Well Worn

April 16, 2011 The Collection 2 Comments

Very delicate repair of a fine cotton dress.

another part of the dress which was delicately darned.

One thing we often seem to be saying to each other as we  look through the Mary Greg collection is how she saved objects  that you can see have been well used and sometimes have evidence of repair. This wear and tear makes the objects seem far more alive and exciting than seeing a brand new item still in its box. We can feel the item has been well loved and used  ,and hopefully without sounding too fanciful, it feels like you can almost sense the person who used it. Mary comes from a time when mending was part of the everyday. A stitch in time saves nine. Bodkin cases hung from the chatelaine, ready to repair.


Currently there are "2 comments" on this Article:

  1. Hazel Jones says:

    Yes indeed I am Michael. Most of them are first year students and they did some wonderful work for the Platt Hall project.

  2. You must be so proud of your students Hazel – this is great!

Comment on this Article: