Pompom Sue ……. Sue Prichard

We were joined on the train to Taunton on the setting up day for the exhibition by Sue Prichard, Curator of Contemporary Textiles at the V&A.

She put down the vagina she was embroidering – she was stitching this as her daughter is a member of The Shoreditch Sisters, an urban WI Group with a strong interest in craft, who have a current campaign against female genital mutilation – and joined us in a bit of light-hearted pompom making. She eventually got the hang of it and afterwards admitted to feeling ‘quite spent’ whereupon we were about to reach for the smelling salts – but after a short rest she perked up and was able to enjoy the rest of the journey!

We are indebted to Sue for her insight and professionalism in curating our Exhibition ‘Mapping the Future: Where Are You Now’

Credit to Jane Barker for the photo

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