(Hi)Stories Uncovered Collection
(Hi)Stories Uncovered Collection
(Hi)Stories Uncovered - God Bless.
(Hi)Stories Uncovered - God Bless.
(Hi)Stories Uncovered Collection
(Hi)Stories Uncovered Collection
(Hi)Stories Uncovered - Gillie
Uncovering the story of "Gillie" a schoolmaster in Brighton in the 1920s and his romantic pursuit of Miss Dorothy Ferguson.
(Hi)Stories Uncovered - Gillie
Uncovering the story of "Gillie" a schoolmaster in Brighton in the 1920s and his romantic pursuit of Miss Dorothy Ferguson.
(Hi)Stories Uncovered - Gillie Detail
Deconstructed shirt, vintage domestic textiles, threads & haberdashery. Digital print & hand stitch.
(Hi)Stories Uncovered - Gillie Detail
Deconstructed shirt, vintage domestic textiles, threads & haberdashery. Digital print & hand stitch.
(Hi)Stories Uncovered - Gillie Detail
(Hi)Stories Uncovered - Gillie Detail
(Hi)Stories Uncovered - Dorothy 
My imagined response from Dorothy, a school mistress in Brighton, to Gillie's letters.
(Hi)Stories Uncovered - Dorothy
My imagined response from Dorothy, a school mistress in Brighton, to Gillie's letters.
(Hi)Stories Uncovered - Dorothy Detail
Antique garment pieces, vintage domestic textiles, threads & haberdashery. Digital print & hand stitch.
(Hi)Stories Uncovered - Dorothy Detail
Antique garment pieces, vintage domestic textiles, threads & haberdashery. Digital print & hand stitch.
(Hi)Stories Uncovered - Dorothy Detail
(Hi)Stories Uncovered - Dorothy Detail
(Hi)Stories Uncovered - Dear Child 
Uncovering stories through the letters of a mother to her child.
(Hi)Stories Uncovered - Dear Child
Uncovering stories through the letters of a mother to her child.
(Hi)Stories Uncovered - Dear Child Detail 
Vintage garment pieces, domestic textiles, threads & haberdashery. Digital print & hand stitch.
(Hi)Stories Uncovered - Dear Child Detail
Vintage garment pieces, domestic textiles, threads & haberdashery. Digital print & hand stitch.
(Hi)Stories Uncovered - Dear Child Detail
(Hi)Stories Uncovered - Dear Child Detail
(Hi)Stories Uncovered: Original Sample
Deconstructed shirt with fabric, paper & plaster, machine & hand stitch.
(Hi)Stories Uncovered: Original Sample
Deconstructed shirt with fabric, paper & plaster, machine & hand stitch.
(Hi)Stories Uncovered: Original Sample
Detail
(Hi)Stories Uncovered: Original Sample
Detail
(Hi)Stories Uncovered: Original Sample
Detail
(Hi)Stories Uncovered: Original Sample
Detail
Collars & Cuffs.
Vintage shirt collars with fabric, paper & haberdashery treasures. Machine & hand stitch.
Collars & Cuffs.
Vintage shirt collars with fabric, paper & haberdashery treasures. Machine & hand stitch.
Deconstructed shirt cuff with fabric, paper & haberdashery treasures. Machine & hand stitch.
Deconstructed shirt cuff with fabric, paper & haberdashery treasures. Machine & hand stitch.
Deconstructed shirt cuff with fabric, paper & haberdashery treasures. Machine & hand stitch.
Deconstructed shirt cuff with fabric, paper & haberdashery treasures. Machine & hand stitch.

(Hi)Stories Uncovered

The thought that fabric captures and holds “memory” excites my imagination.

The thought that an old piece of clothing is implanted with stories of the wearer.

The thought that a piece of stitched table linen holds within it the secrets of a household.

I take the phrase “the fabric of our lives” quite literally.

I am exploring the real and imagined emotional  evidence left behind on garments and household linens and wondering about the stories of the people who have come into contact with them over the years. I assume that even chance contacts can leave their mark and wonder if we could see these, "what would they reveal"



Cloth Work