The inspiration for Post Cards # 4 and #5 came from the Age of Sail Museum http://www.ageofsailmuseum.ca/, the sailor’s costume for Post Card #4 and these woolen quilts for Post Card #5.
One of my favourite textile researchers is Anne Hollander. She has written extensively on the role the suit has played in society. Her books read like novels as she reveals the story.
In the Post Card I incorporated 3 different horse hair textiles traditionally used to interface suit jackets. I collected these fabrics last November while exploring Toronto’s textile district with other Articulation members.
Another important source of information for this series of work has been Allen Penney’s book Houses of Nova Scotia.