Thursday, 7 May 2009
Saturday 7 1977
Went to Liverpool with 'J' and her sister
Bought a bag, a patch to put on it, art equipment, ribbon and a sketch book
Saw my Auntie Joyce and cousin Doll and her 2 kids in Liverpool
Saw 'Our Kid'
It was definitely the fashion in 1977 to put patches on everything (we were in a fabric shop on Monday (buying material for a blind for the bathroom & buttons) & I pointed out to Teen the patches on a rack and said 'hey look patches, you could get some and decorate your clothes'... I got 'that' look that only teenagers can give ... 'I guess not then?' I will give a her a couple of months at 6th form and she will come round lol
In 1977 I can guarantee it was probably one of these patches
I am 99.9% sure I chose the peace fingers that day ...
In the Jackie Annual of 1977 they encouraged 'patching' to brighten up your clothes.. I must say I have tried hand patching and quilting and it is quite laborious to say the least
This brings me nicely onto a programme I came across this evening 'Kirstie's Homemade Home' on C4.... Kirstie Allsop is doing up some home in Devon by hand .. buying discarded furniture and painting it, distressing it also making curtains et al from remnants of fabrics .... oh and there is knitting too. Bugger I have been doing that for years .... why am I not famous??
My vision is to open a fabric shop with workshops for those who have not been taught to sew/knit/ make do as they were growing up (my teen has certainly not been taught to cut out a pattern and make a garment, where as I was taught it and can make most things).. along with a coffee shop where artists can display their wares ... I have not the money to do do this but in this time of recession I think it is the way forward. mmm I wonder should I be on 'The Apprentice'?
Oh almost forgot 'Our Kid'... a Liverpool group discovered on 'New Faces' in 1976 ... a one hit wonder but my mate Annie Mouse has never forgiven me for seeing them back in '77 although I have no recollection of it .. apart from when is written in my diaries !!!