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autobiography Bangladesh collaborative, commission consumerism crafts domestic embroidery embroidery Emily Davison engagement exhibition handmade identity India kantha, quilt recycle Rochdale signature sustainable text Touchstones

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Kotha and Kantha

   From May to July I worked on a project supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. The Bangladeshi Women’s Memoir Project combines the work of writer Dipali Das a group of local Bangladeshi women and the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Education Trust in Manchester Central Library. My role was to work with the group […]

Published: 8th July 2016
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The Wit of the Stitch

  From 17th July til late Sept several new works can be seen in the Wit of the Stitch at Ruthin Craft Centre, North Wales curated by June Hill includes the work of several makers. One of my pieces is a new installation  – an environmental stitched sampler celebrating the work of early Welsh poet […]

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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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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