Glasgow-based textile artist Deirdre Nelson is skilled in the creation of all kinds of textile items; but in recent times, she’s also been increasing her skills as an inspiring mender of textiles. In the short film below she describes what she’s been doing with Repair Cafe Glasgow.
In case you were in any doubt about Deirdre’s amazing skills, particularly on the knitting front, take a look at how quickly she can mend holes in a sock!
Fife Contemporary (in its previous guise as the Crawford Arts Centre) worked with Deirdre on an exhibition called The Dangers of Sewing and Knitting in 2005. Deirdre responded to strange and interesting tales from sewing and knitting history by creating objects that related to them. Enjoy a few examples below; you can also purchase a copy of the publication via our online shop.