Threads of Feeling

If you are interested in textiles, history and art then you have to go and look at this amazing exhibition. I couldn't tear myself away from the images as they flicked fact I wanted them to slow down.
This exhibition contains images of 18th Century textile tokens  left with abandoned babies at the London Foundling Hospital.

These tiny scraps of fabric have so many stories behind them. Even though these babies were abandoned by their family's they were left wrapped and dressed in the most beautiful and often hand created garments. You can see the love in the detail in the fabrics. The babies may have been abandoned but this doesn't mean they were not wanted or loved. What a heart wrenching decision to give your baby away.

You really should go and check the online exhibition out yourself...I suggest having a box of tissues close by, it really does touch your heart. So many stories to be discovered here...

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Michelle Walker is a Tasmanian born creative. An Artist for life, Visual Arts Teacher, Graphic Designer, Photographer, Hairdresser by trade and mother to two beautiful children.