Friday 24 November 2017

I've got my memory corner

I've got my memory corner
In my house
I've got him beside me
Since all that's happened
I'm back to hearing my voices again
I'm back home to the Mental Health Act again
Stitching is very therapeutic
I've holded it on my shoulder
I've holded it on my shoulder for so long.
I'm his guardian angel.

Peggy Prestley

Armour is a project that uses words and stitches to explore the ways we protect ourselves. It is a collaboration with veterans of armed conflict and with people who have lived experience of homelessness. We asked people to describe their personal "armour", physical and mental. Artworks inspired by gambesons, the quilted jackets worn under suits of armour, were made out of rust dyed fabric and embroidered with poems, and other writings.

Peggy's design work for the project Armour

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