Worker’s Thread 9th July - 10th October 2021

St Joseph's Chapel, Ushaw, Durham, Durham City  DH7 9RH
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For decades, the history of working class people has been overlooked.  Working class people’s possessions were rarely seen as having historic value, and therefore they were not acquired by museums or galleries at the time they were made.  Even now, objects that once belonged to working class people are often just described as; ‘household cup’ or ‘working man’s shirt’.  The names of the original owners overlooked or un-recorded.


In an attempt to right that wrong I have begun to create historic objects that never existed but should have been collected at the time they were made.


Worker’s Thread is a collection of these objects. 

Kitty Grady's Dress

Photos by Phyllis Christopher (

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