Tuesday, 30 November 2010
1984 Diary by Eva Maria Leszner goes to Yuko Watanabe in Japan, and copies of the Norddeutsche Stickmuster aus Vierlanden will be sent to Donatella in Turin, Italy and Cara in Wallingford, CT, USA. Congratulations to the winners.
The next giveaway comes as a gift from the Foundling Museum. Today I braved the snow in my cocktail dress and wellington boots to go up to London to attend a very special event at the Foundling Museum at which a new president and vice presidents were inaugurated. Those of you who remember David Coke as a most interesting speaker at Ackworth2006 and Ackworth2008 will be pleased to learn he is one of the vice-presidents. On leaving I was presented with a goodie-bag containing the Catalogue for the Foundling Museum's astonishing and heart-wrenching exhibition Threads of Feeling curated by John Styles. There are hopes that the exhibition will tour the USA at some stage, so those friends across the pond won't have to miss out on seeing these textile tokens left by mothers together with their infants in the Foundling Hospital. It is a sad statistic that less than 1% of babies were reunited with their mothers and the children who survived never got to see the item left by their mothers.
Posted by N E E D L E P R I N T at 23:20