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Instagram

During the first lockdown I began posting items from my hand embroidery archive online; a mix of objects I had collected or been given over the years. This reminded me of  people and past events and reunited me with friends old and new, online and led to a series of posts documenting past work and […]

Published: 21st January 2021
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British Signature Cloths

This is a WWI fundraiser made in North Wales, now in St Fagan’s folk museum, Cardiff. Signature Cloths and quilts have been discovered in collections around Britain since I began researching into this subject in 2010. I have unearthed examples in museums ranging from Beamish in County Durham, the Quilters Guild in York, the Moravian […]

Published: 17th April 2017
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Kantha

A visit in 1988 to the Woven Air Exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery in London which showcased hand embroidered Kantha quilts from Bangladesh and Bengal brought about a change in Setterington’s work and a dialogue with contemporary quiltmaking that has continued ever since. Her work is in major collections from the V&A Museum to Whitworth Art Gallery, Denver Art Museum and Crafts Council Collection

Published: 6th May 2016
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Stitching Up Oxford Road

Stitching Up Oxford Rd was a commission to create a collaborative artwork with and about Manchester Oxford Rd and involved working with groups and organisations based on this busy throughfare. The quilt was made from plastic bags collected on Oxford and “transformed” in workshops up and down Oxford Rd.

Published: 19th April 2011
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Carrier bags

A series of work and commissions made using and about a commonplace, and today political artifact, the plastic carrier bag.

Published: 30th July 2010
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House

A series of pieces about home and displacement. The work evolved during the sale of a much loved childhood home, both as a comment on loss and grieving and marking the end of an era.

Published: 14th July 2010
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