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This somehow received the subtitle ‘The Origins of Velcro’.

I have a bit of a hate-hate thing with Velcro.

I appreciate it’s clever and can be operated one-handed, but it’s noisy, it shreds knitwear, it doesn’t close things smoothly unless you take two hands to it and pay attention, which frankly defeats point two on the list of benefits!

Ever since I heard about the expedition up Everest in replica clothing from the 1920s I find it difficult to admit Velcro has any redeemable features.

I even (and I blame both my parents for this) pick the Velcro off clothing and bags in order to avoid it.

However, as art material, I may just come round…

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