Do you hate washing? I don't - which is weird as we don't even have a washing machine at our house (*) which means you have to actually factor in washing time - not just shove stuff in while you're cooking dinner or something. Maybe it's my utter delight at slipping into freshly laundered sheets that makes me like the process.
(*) long story involving one that broke and nobody being fussed in buying a new one as we're either in life transit or have lovely partners who do have washing machines.
So apart from hand washing, I traipse up the street to my beautiful laundrette - it really is my favourite! It's spacious, always clean, the floor tiles are cool, and they have machines that work well and are called Speed Queens.
I've always had a strange aversion to these oddly lit 'filth to clean' parlors as most look dodgy, and have bad strip lighting - who uses them? Well, I can tell you, all walks of life! I once saw a fashion shoot being done here and it got me thinking about doing a photographic series of a year in the life of this place and capture people's stories...it could be another blog - I could call it My Beautiful Laundrette (also the name of a great film) - would you read it?
Anyway - until that day - I wanted to share with you a little creative project. I used to keep my coinage in a daggy plastic bag (the shop next door never gives change so you have to remember to save some).
So, as I love Pippijoe's Laundry Bird fabric so much - this gives me yet another reason to use it. I had some lovely cream coloured organic hemp stashed away and repurposed a zip (from an old bag I decided to tear apart).
I really love the effect sewing the images so that they really are left to flutter in the breeze - over time the fabric will fray with wear (just like our favourite clothes over time).