Take ten... Pam Paget-Tomlinson

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Miniaturist Pam Paget-Tomlinson of The Linen Press answers Karen Bamford’s questions

1. In the miniatures world I'm best know for… embroidered quilts and pillows, and facsimile books and ephemera.

2. Period perfectionist or anything goes? As I started my working life in a museum I'm afraid I'm a period perfectionist.

3. My favourite scale is… 1/12th scale because it's big enough to show detail in the books and ephemera. 

4. When I'm not making miniatures, I'm… helping my daughter with her horses or walking miles with my dog.

5. My best moment was… in my 60s I walked over a high mountain pass in the Alps. I felt very good. There are lots of good moments.

6. My most embarrassing memory is… as a young trainee in Liverpool Museum I was sent to have tea with an elderly lady benefactor of the museum. This took place in the Adelphi hotel in Liverpool, which in the 60s was very splendid. She was very talkative and things were going well until she started to tell me about her father's gift to the city of six bales. I thought, "cotton bales, hay bales straw bales?" I started to panic as I had no idea what she was talking about and would soon have to respond. Then the word cathedral got through to my panicking brain. She spoke like Queen Elizabeth II and she was saying "bells" not "bales"!

7. My dream dolls' house would look like… I have my dream dolls house which is a 1910/20 Swiss/Austrian chalet that I bought from a friend's mother.

8. I'd love to have dinner with… Bob Dylan.

9. The best advice I've ever had was… my Irish grandmother told me never to buy anything on the "never never" a well known term in Liverpool for borrowed money.

10. My favourite film is… Amelie.


Find out more about The Linen Press at www.dollshouse-ephemera-miniatures.co.uk

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