Fabric swaddles the newborn, warms, protects and adorns the body, binds up wounds and shrouds the dead. Common to all mankind and dating back to the beginning of civilization, it records life’s most important experiences: marriage, mourning or longing felt by mothers who send clothes to soldiers. Thread represents the life cycle in many cultures: Greek mythology’s three Fates personify destiny, as the life thread is spun, measured and severed.

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