Sunday, 15 January 2012
Use or archive
A donation of bag of threads a few years ago, they have sat waiting for that special project, but such a one rarely arises, or if it does one juggles with ones conscience. These threads will never be made again. The stories that they contain are enticing, where were they bought, what item of clothing were they used to mend, redesign or newly make for that special occasion or the new season. The thrill of the variety of spools and makes as opposed to the few to choose from now and of lesser quality often. The colour range just that shade different. So should they be donated to an archive? Left in a glass cabinet for me to smile at when I pass? Or used to sew a cushion or scarf or even a hat?