Made and Created

The Isle of Wight is mostly windy, when it's sunny and windy together - the wash back takes place...

Armed with a power hose, stiff brush,pair of industrial scissors and some rubber dungarees, we unravel metres and metres of old wedding/ festival marquees, windbreaks and deckchair canvases down the entire length of the yard. We cut it into more manageable pieces, then scrub it like mad. Apart from collecting our materials, THIS is my favourite job. Its really satisfying to see what colours the jets of water will reveal. Some of these fabrics are 50 years old, yet, when shown a bit of love - spring back to their former stripy glory, all ready to be enjoyed all over again by the grandchildren of those who enjoyed sitting on them as chairs...