A new large scale commission Sew Near – Sew Far begins soon working with the Bronte Museum in Haworth.
I am running a kantha embroidery workshop with Selvedge magazine in London on 25th March.
Work from Kotha and Kantha – the Bangladeshi Women’s Memoir Project, in conjunction with the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Educational Trust, can be seen touring local North West libraries in the spring of 2017. A display will be at Longsight Library 17th Feb – 8 March, then the work goes to Accrington Library – 10th March to 5 April. Next is Apna Arts and Didsbury Library, with finally the fabric portraits on show at Manchester Museum, while MMU library exhibits the embroideries between May and August.
Significance – the work of Textiles in Practice staff and students at Manchester School of Art, inspired by the textiles at Gawthorpe Hall, Lancashire can be seen at Gawthorpe from April.
My review of Hannah Leighton Boyce’s The Event of the Thread is published in the Journal of Modern Craft.
Stories of Collaborative Making a joint paper with Alison Slater was part of the British Quilt Study Group conference is published in the Quilt Studies journal. The article explores two signature cloths handmade one hundred years apart in Rochdale.