Friday, 19 October 2012


Unfinished Objects! Do you have any unfinished sewing and craft projects? I do and it seems so do loads of other people. This is why "The Unfinishable" project was started by Hazel Connors and Felicity Clarke. We saw it at The Knitting and Stitching show, a splendid tent decorated inside and out with all sorts of unfinishable projects, patchwork, embroidery, knitting, lace making etc.... Every piece has a story of why it was started and why it remains unfinished. Felicity and Hazel explore the realm of the almost-right, the heroic failures as assessed by the makers themselves.  Other eyes may not be able to see any problem with the work or may see solutions to its resolution but it is the maker’s views alone which they are interested in. I loved the fact that the creativity and enthusiasm of starting to make something is celebrated and acknowledged. Seeing the pieces patched together made a very beautiful sight and showed the projects didn't really need to be finished to be enjoyed. I'll try and remember that when my pile of "stuff to do" falls over next time. For more info see the link here

1 comment:

Tracey Whittington said...

Ah the Knitting & Stitching show, they always have such inspiring exhibitions and your photos are lovely

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