Although most of the exhibits were marvelous, a few deserve special mention:
|Extravagansey by Annie Shaw|
|Celia Pym: Darning|
On the same theme, this artist takes moth-eaten ancient but once beautiful garments and patches them up to make them wearable once again. The darned sweaters are in a curious way even more attractive than the originals. The child's fair-isle sweater (right) is displayed next to a photo of the original owner, wearing it when it must have been freshly knitted. I hate to think what happened to the Norwegian fisherman who wore this garment (below) - looks like he lost a fight with Moby Dick.
|Thimble: spot the darning|
|'Christiana' by Freddie Robbins|
|'Ethel' by Freddie Robbins|