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Woolly Jumper and vest

1930,
Woolly Jumper and vest
Woolly Jumper and vest
Woolly Jumper and vest
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Item no
39821
Title
Woolly Jumper and vest
Description
The following writing was inspired by wintry objects in the Museum of Childhood collections. The writers are part of 26, a group of writers with a love of words, who have invented a form of writing, called a sestude, consisting of 62 words.

'Woolly jumper'

'Each line of loops a new return
to pipesmoke, coughs in the car to school
the stomach churn at milk warmed sour
that smell of damp Pure Scottish Wool
and British Worsted. Hours
of the late Empire's reverses
spools of regret, of mend, make do
of not pulling off in case you'd reap
some shapeless slough of sheep
crossed with a kangaroo.'

By Alan McIntosh

Image: Hand Knitted Wool Jumper 1970s & Wool Vest 1930s
Date
1930
Location
Museum of Childhood