Thursday, 15 January 2015

Taking Stock

A small selection from Karen Shapley's glove collection

"As part of my project research I have been looking back at photos and realised just how many photos I have of old gloves which I've used in my work.  I use them constantly for animal paws, ear replacements and decorative collars. Not a bit of fabric gets wasted. I love the shape and detail of the old leather gloves, I even love wearing old leather gloves (although not the white ones - my hands are not delicate enough!) but they make one feel glamorous and dressed up." 
Karen Shapley
Karen obsessed with gloves? Won't hear a word of it...

An example of Karen's glove finger paws. Copyright Karen Shapley

3 comments:

  1. terrific! I have a large collection of gloves. Some belonging to my mother and grandmother. They are a treasure.

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    2. Yes fascinating things - functional yet very personal at the same time.

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