Today I want to share a video with you that has been created by Chris Baines and my friends at OCM; it offers a peek into the workings behind The Sonic Wardrobe and gives a small taste of The Fabric of Oxford. Best of all, you can hear the voices of some of the comrades whom I recorded in the course of the project. They are, in order; Prue Drew, Marilyn Ching, Richard Martin, Hazel Bleay, David Francis (Fran), Amir Rana and Jean Fisher and you can hear their voices in the background under the footage of me in action at KNITSONIK HQ.
You can see The Sonic Wardrobe at the 40 Years, 40 Objects exhibition currently on display in The Town Hall at Oxford from 10am – 5pm, Monday – Saturday.
Jean Fisher was an enormously talented seamstress whom I had the pleasure of interviewing earlier this year; she sadly passed away a few days after The Fabric of Oxford lecture performance, which featured several of her precious recollections of making clothes for herself and for Elliston & Cavell within the city.
Her friendly presence, extraordinary skills and memories will be much missed and The Fabric of Oxford and The Sonic Wardrobe are dedicated to her memory.