These pieces are part of a series of works entitled ‘Ideal Homes’. This series of archetypal houses stitched onto tea towels, antimacassars, napkins and other domestic textiles was instigated by an interest in the relationship between the functional design of mass housing in the last 100 years and the objects which are used to personalise their interiors; turning a house into a home.

Many of the works in this series use preexisting hand embroidered items which have been bought cheaply from charity shops. This re-appropriation of items seeks to highlight a seemingly undervalued history of skill and care which has been centred around women's handicraft and the making of ‘ideal homes’. &