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Craftwork


  Wool 
  Originally uploaded by JamesB.

I have a thing about haberdashery, partly related to the last post.  John Lewis is just about the only place left that does it well.  And it does it well but you can’t shop for it online.  I think they figure, quite rightly – that you need to feel and touch the stuff – it’s a very visceral, sensory experience.

The colours are incredible.

A ddendum: just found the craft manifesto by HobbyPrincess which seems to resonate with my thoughts on corporeality, physicality and general making stuff.  I think this is also related to ideas of play.. the sense of doing something that leads somewhere, hopefully to somewhere satisfying.