Needle & Thread

Excerpt from short film Needle & Thread (2020)

Full length: 12 minutes 35 seconds

In early March 2020, as the Covid-19 lockdown measures transformed our daily lives, my grandmother began cleaning her basement. She found a box full of needlework magazines (Home Arts Needlecraft, USA) that belonged to her grandmother, E.L. Kirk, dating from 1924 to 1950. Not wanting to dispose of the publications, my grandmother mailed a few to me. This opened a window for storytelling over the phone and an opportunity to reconnect with my grandmother during a time of isolation.