So to the second room of my exhibition "Worn" at the Customs House till 29 Jan 2017. This second room focused on show casing some really big pieces of work which have been constructed from taking apart old quilts, unpicking surfaces and then reconstructing. I made some of the work for a gallery exhibition at Knit and Stitch a few years ago but have not had a gallery space big enough to exhibit it in the north east so it has been lovely to bring it home and also have the opportunity to hang some of the old quilts in their original state that I will be taking apart in the future. Here's what the wall info said
Mandy Pattullo treasures the old and worn and in particular the utility patchworks and quilts made in domestic settings which relate to the thrift and ‘make do and mend’ culture of past times. She collects quilts which are past their best and uses parts of these and other old textiles to create new patchworks. The precious fragments of disintergrating textiles and unpicked surfaces form evocative compositions which force the viewer to re-examine fabrics that have become flawed through wear and tear, to find in them a new beauty.