Tuesday, 25 October 2011
Alice Corbett's button tin
Going back to when it all started, was sorting out my Nan's button tin! Many makers are inspired by memories of sorting out their Grandma's button tin, with that generations attitude of make do and mend, rather than the throw away culture of our parents, inspiring the recycle, reuse, and revamp culture of our generation. With this in mind, I aim to launch an online project called "Thread of Society". I want to see your Gran's button tin/boxes/tubs and what you can create with the contents; this could be jewellery, sculpture, what ever the contents inspire you to do!
This is Alice Corbett's button tin, which I spent hours playing with the contents of. The contents are very precious to me, as they create a memory of great times with my beloved Grandparents, who were makers of the make do and mend generation. As they installed the making bug within me, I hope to pass it on to others. So, enjoy and remember, and see what inspires you to create your precious jewellery or sculpture from your Grandma's button tin! I want to see your tins and creations, so post the links through Flickr or Blogger! And I will create a Gallery of the button tins and creations!
Or Email me your statement and images of the button tin and its creations to button tin creations