Wednesday, 16 January 2013
Killing Your Darlings...
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After moving its logical to have a clearout. Start afresh and all that, But some of the stuff includes some of my me made clothing. Sarai brought this up calling it "Killing Your Darlings" (William Faulkner quote)
My first ever dress will never get thrown away but a few of the things never get worn, aren't well enough made to go to charity or the fabric is rubbish.
I am a very sentimental person and as a material culture historian I know the devastation when something precious is lost to history. But is someone seriously going to worry about 10 handmade garments from some random girl? Answer is most probably no. But nevertheless Its a painful process for me. I spent time on those pieces and they hold some of my own identity.
(Ironically i'm writing something about Victorian women and their needlework representing their domestic identity right now)
So tell me, how do you feel about getting rid of stuff you've made yourself?