New work can be seen in two exhibitions this summer. One quilt ‘Dulwich Mum’ is on display in Making Spaces – the 62 Group Exhibition at Macclesfield Silk Museum. From 17th July several new works can also be seen in the Wit of the Stitch at Ruthin Craft Centre, North Wales.
Kotha and Kantha – the Bangladeshi Women’s Memoir Project took place at Manchester Central Library from May – July. The initiative saw a return to kantha embroidery with a group of women of Bangladeshi heritage and involved a collaboration with the Ahmed Ullah Iqbal Race Relations Archive, writer Dipali Das and photographer Jason Lock.
At the end of July I travelled to Finland to take part in the Nordic Study Circle.
Also in July I ran a workshop at West Dean, West Sussex this summer on kantha embroidery.
In June I returned to Robin Hood’s Bay in North Yorkshire to deliver a lecture to the local history society on my research into a local signature cloth and also work with the primary school in Fylingthorpe.
Sewing Seed an early kantha quilt in the Whitworth Gallery collection can be seen in The Gardener Digs in Another Time, an exhibition curated by Samantha Manton until October. http://www.whitworth.manchester.ac.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/currentexhibitions/thegardenerdigsinanothertime