Theme: autobiography,

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autobiography, Bangladesh, Bronte collaborative, commission, consumerism crafts, domestic embroidery embroidery, Emily Davison engagement, exhibition film, handmade, health and well being identity, India kantha, quilt, recycle research Rochdale signature, suffragette, sustainable Tameside, text Touchstones Yorkshire

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Unfolding Origins

This is a ongoing partnership project with Chrysalis Arts and the North Yorkshire County Records Office in Northallerton. I am investigating these amazing, rich archives to uncover untold stories and new information about my home area of Selby in North Yorkshire. I have focused my attention is on the old toll bridge and its history. […]

Published: 28th January 2021
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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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Textile Society award

I am delighted to have been awarded the  2020 Textile Society critical writing award for ‘An Embroidered Elegy; Mrs Scales Autograph Cloth’. This research from the viewpoint of an embroiderer uncovered the maker and making of a 1936 stitched fundraiser made in Robin Hood’s Bay in North Yorkshire. The article is  published in the current […]

Published: 21st June 2020
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The Wit of the Stitch

From July til late Sept 2016 new work can be seen in the Wit of the Stitch at Ruthin Craft Centre, North Wales curated by June Hill. The exhibition includes new work –  a stitched sampler created in the car park at the Crafts Centre celebrating the work of early Welsh poet Tudur Aled.  Aled’s […]

Published: 8th October 2016
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Kotha and Kantha

   The project Kotha and Kantha ran from May to July 2016 and was  supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. It brought together a group of local Bangladeshi women and the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Education Trust in Manchester Central Library. My role was to develop stitched-based responses related to the women’s lives, […]

Published: 8th July 2016
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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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Rural Crafts

A new touring exhibition that includes my work starts in Saltaire, Yorkshire this May bank holiday weekend.

Published: 10th October 2015
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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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2012

A busy year with three major conference presentations in Delhi, Liverpool and Virginia. The last was “From Bengal to Baltimore” a quilt conference in Williamsburg, Virginia.
My article on the signature quilts research appeared in the May/June issue of Selvedge Magazine.

Published: 17th March 2013
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Who do you think you are?

“Who do you think you are? is made up from “pretend” signatures of facebook Setteringtons. Varying handwriting styles and identities are still evident and like facebook itself, what we see on the surface is not always what is really going on underneath.

Published: 21st January 2013
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