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Nebraska

My trip to Lincoln was wonderful, working in the four schools with the refugee children on the signature theme was a privilege. The work from the schools will be put together in new quilts for the symposium next April.  Jen from the IQSC did a great job organising sewing packs for everyone and the teachers […]

Published: 5th November 2014
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Autumn 2014

On Sat Nov 1st I was a guest speaker at an event for “Pankhurst in the Park” in Alexandra Park, Manchester. It was the story of  Remembering Emily, a collaborative cloth I devised in 2013 with 100 participants to mark the centenary of the death of Emily Davison part of the 100Deeds initiative. I presented a paper […]

Published: 5th November 2014
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Sow Sew

An exhibition took place over the summer celebrating flax grown locally on waste ground in Manchester and turned into cloth and yarn. Myself and some Textiles In Practice students experimented with the material using print, knit stitch and weave processes. A number of other artists and makers are also involved. The exhibition ends in Sept, […]

Published: 3rd November 2014
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Please sign here

This is the latest collaborative signature project on display at Touchstones Gallery, Rochdale until March 2014.
The blog address is http://pleasesignhere.wordpress.com

Published: 9th October 2014
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Remembering Emily

This recent signature cloth marks the centenary of the death of Emily Wilding Davison at the Epsom Derby in June 1913 and pays homage to the banner on display in the Museum of London, made up of the sewn signatures of suffragettes imprisoned in Holloway in 1911. It is part of the www.100deeds.co.uk.

Published: 6th October 2014
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Emily complete

See my Remembering Emily post for background information. This cloth was part of the Wilding Festival on the 15th June at St George’s in Bloomsbury where Emily’s memorial service had been held. It was carried in the procession by her descendent and draped in the church where her coffin had stood 100 years ago. Thanks to Sarah Evans @ artwithaheart

Published: 1st October 2014
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Spring News

A range of my collaborative signature cloths are shown in a textile exhibition Construct at Ruthin Craft Centre from April – July. It links to the forthcoming show I am curating at the IQSC in Lincoln, Nebraska from Sept 2014 – May 2015.

Published: 1st June 2014
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Made for Manchester

The new bags from Ahmedabad were display at the Craft Centre in Manchester as part of the Asian Triennial in the autumn. They are made from khadi cloth, woven according to Ghandi’s principals. Khadi is a movement started by Gandhi and aimed at boycotting foreign goods and promoting Indian goods, thereby improving India’s economy.

Published: 20th December 2013
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Blackpool

A collaborative project with groups in Blackpool, made as a wedding gift for Prince William and Kate Middleton in 2011. As much as celebration of Blackpool and its people as the royal event, the quilt brought many disparate people together in the making

Published: 30th November 2013
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Robin Hoods Bay

Last summer whilst staying in Robin Hoods Bay on the Yorkshire coast I visited for the first time the small museum. There before my eyes a beautiful signature cloth pinned to the wall.

Published: 30th September 2013
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