Haberdashery’ – collected, sifted, ordered and sorted…a myriad of coloured buttons are poured into tins and boxes of threads and fastenings are continually ravelled and unravelled then sorted into a never ending order of new colours and patterns.

This is the world of the textile artist and collector of haberdashery. Often it ‘escapes’ and becomes new and beautiful textile works that are displayed on gallery walls. While most of it rests in tins and boxes awaiting its next visitor.

This blog explores my collections of haberdashery and how they inform my textile practice. This collection explores the concept of the ‘family tree’; using imagery, fabrics and fastenings which connect and have connections with my family over the years.