Friday, 9 April 2010


We are saddened to hear that Malcolm McLarren is dead.
Prick Your Finger's strength of heart is partly due to the guidance of this funny man.

When we were planning our shop and in the early days of Cast Off Knitting Club, Malcolm taught us there is no time to wait for permission. Culture needs shaking, and we can 'be reasonable and demand the impossible -'

I think he grew up in a haberdashery shop, but I'm not sure, I might have dreamed that.... In the haberdashery shop, you constantly see people attempting things, and that's why we love it. McLarren's vision of re packaging, regurgitating, initiating creative freedom, and challenging existing cultural structures, was a far bigger lesson than anything we learned at art school.

We have a lot to thank him for.