Hanna Rose Shell's most recent publication, Shoddy: From Devil’s Dust to the Renaissance of Rags, is currently featured in TSL
The ‘vile’ and ‘wonderful’ afterlives of wool
By Ulinka Rublack
"Hanna Rose Shell has infused the history of shoddy – a cheap shredded material nowadays often used to fill mattresses – with a keen sense of drama. There are three “acts”, rather than chapters, and a heavyweight cast of thinkers." —Read more
Shoddy: From Devil’s Dust to the Renaissance of Rags
272pp. University of Chicago Press.
Image: Installation featuring piles of wool and material samples from jumpers by Christien Meindertsma, Design Museum, London, 2016