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Lynn Setterington is an internationally recognised artist working in the textiles arena, her hand stitched quilts and cloths are held in many major public museums, from the V&A, Crafts Council and Whitworth Art Gallery. A celebration of the ordinary and overlooked are key themes in her work.

Lynn became known for her use of kantha embroidery in the early 1990’s and since 2010 she has  explored and promoted another overlooked genre of folk art in the form of signature cloths/quilts. This led to a wide range of socially engaged art projects with organisations  in Britain, the US, India and Bangladesh. Lynn is due to complete her practice-based PhD at UCA, Farnham in 2018, exploring stitch-based engagement with hard to reach groups.

Born in Yorkshire, Setterington trained at York College of Arts and Technology and Goldsmiths College London. She has been a Senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University in the School of Art since 1992 and in 2009 was awarded a Public Engagement Fellowship. She is an Associate Fellow of the International Quilt Study Center in the US and in 2010 received their visiting Fellowship.

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