In 2012 I was asked to be a part of The Warm & the Cold, a collaborative project led by arthur+martha. Working alongside poet Philip Davenport and artist Lois Blackburn gave me the opportunity to use my textile skills to help people share their stories.
Together we worked with vendors at The Big Issue offices and patrons of The Booth Centre, sharing stories of warmth and cold. Many people shared intimate stories of loss and illness during our discussions, I was humbled by their honesty.
Using quotes from our sessions we began to work on a collection of denim patches, recycled from jeans Lois had collected. Brightly coloured thread traced hand written phrases which came together in form of a Log Cabin quilt.