Crafts

Walker, Audrey (13 of 15) National Life Stories Collection: Crafts' Lives

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:23:07

  • Shelf mark

    C960/30

  • Subjects

    Textiles

  • Recording date

    2004-09-01, 2004-09-02

  • Recording locations

    interviewee's home, Pembrokeshire

  • Interviewees

    Walker, Audrey, 1928- (speaker, female)

  • Interviewers

    Hughes, Hawksmoor (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Part 13: Tape 7 (F15807) Side B: Description of AK continued. Description of Michael Brennand-Wood. Comments on the relief of returning to the figure. Remarks on the colour produced by two separate coloured treads. Description of pieces of work made for the Embroiderer's Guild 'Art of the Stitch' exhibition, mentions Clive Oliver and Barbara Lee Smith. Description of AW's textiles 'Beach Man' and 'Beach Woman', 'Watching Figure With a Curtain'. Comments on not wanting children and enjoying an independent life. Remarks on spending evenings working, mentions AW's friend Kate Love. Mentions AW's lodger Alistair Cresswell. Mentions AW's friend Nora Proud. Remarks on enjoying food and wine. Comments on AW's relationship with her mother. Story about mother reminding AW of her dismissal of needlework. Description of mother's death and funeral. Remarks on not believing in the afterlife. Mentions reading Bill Bryson's 'A Short History of Everything'.

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