I have been experimenting with this ‘leaf glove’ recently with a view to using such stimuli with the sexual abuse survivors in my proposed puppetry workshops. I enjoy turning to nature for ideas and was going to use a flower as a starting point, but found the oak leaves at the garden we visit more interesting. The colours and textures just now are beautiful and I brought some back to my little studio. I proceeded to create one leaf after another referring to different leaves I’d found. I then embellished each leaf with embroidery and dye before assembling them on a flexible twig I had made. I slip stitched the completed piece onto an old leather glove of my mum’s, and was able to move the leaves with my fingers as if rustling in the wind. This was very satisfying and resonated as the glove was very worn from my mum having used it so much. It is now reanimated in a different way! A different kind of memorial and I do love repurposing things like this.