+ Dear Grandmother

As a kid I remember my grandmother (Nan) making these really amazing needlepoint horses, tigers and other exotic animals. Sometimes she would even take requests from us grandkids and sew a nice Bart Simpson or a Bugs Bunny character. For my final-year project at Central Saint Martin’s, I asked my Nan to sew ‘HALF WHITE 1980’ in white and black and black on white. Somewhere along the way these pieces went missing, which bothered me for a long time. In 2012, a good ten years later, I asked my Nan to re-create the lost pieces, which she happily did. When she was done, she asked me “Was there anything else YOU wanted?” We have been collaborating ever since.