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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 including the V&A, Crafts Council, IQSC and Whitworth Art Gallery. Lynn explores stitch as an alternative means of communication and is interested in how communities can work together. She became known in the 1990’s for her use of kantha embroidery and quilts.

Since 2010 she has explored an overlooked aspect of social history and folk art in the form of signature cloths/quilts and has worked with groups in the US, India, Bangladesh and the UK on shared outcomes. Lynn recently completed a practice-based PhD at UCA, Farnham, exploring stitch-based engagement.

Born in Yorkshire, Lynn 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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