|Satirist and cartoonist Rosemary McLeod was a regular contributor to the Listener magazine in the 1970s and was responsible for some of the best cartoons of the period. She now writes a column for the Sunday Star Times, and has recently written the book “Thrift to Fantasy: Home Textile Crafts of the 1930s-1950s”. Initially, McLeod's interest grew from a personal attachment to a number of objects: shoe bags, tea-trolley cloths and crocheted blankets made by the women in her family. These she inherited or more often rescued. To these pieces, she has added works by other anonymous Kiwi women from her mother and grandmother's generation, purchased from church shops. In 2002, part of McLeod's collection was exhibited at the ever-innovative Dowse Art Museum in Lower Hutt, under the name "Thrift to Fantasy".