Mandy Pattullo re-cycles and re-uses old textiles to create contemporary heirlooms and garments. Her current body of work relates to the thrift and ‘make-do and mend- culture of past times, in particular needlecraft created by women in domestic settings. The work evokes an era when scraps of fabric were saved for making quilts, linen was repaired and buttons were kept. Evocative compositions force us to re-examine fabrics that have become flawed through wear and tear, to find in them a new beauty.
More of Mandy’s work can be seen at http://threadandthrift.blogspot.com