Wednesday, 24 February 2010
Today I took the girls to The Museum in the Park to see an exhibition by Studio Seven. Sarah and I have raved about these guys before, and I have seen this exhibition, Make Do and Mend, before, but it wasn't any less inspiring. It's a wonderful interactive exhibition full of sewing paraphernalia. While war time music plays in the background you are encouraged to pull various pulleys - made of bobbins, labels, embroidery hoops etc - and see what happens: a parachute dress rises up to the ceiling, a suitcase theatre curtain lifts to reveal miniature dressmakers dummies 'a la mode'.
The girls (and I) were taken by this old tin placed on the wall with a huge label saying 'LIFT ME' attached (we're back to the Alice in Wonderland thing). Under the lid is a tiny sewing studio with dolls house sized sewing machine and dressmakers dummy, an electric light and a little stool made of an old reel of thread, reminiscent of the Borrowers.
Thanks Emma for reminding me that it was on.
Posted by Jo at 4:52 pm