Theme: Bangladesh

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Threads of Identity

        This project with a group of 15 boys in year eight at Burnage Academy in Manchester continued throughout the autumn term. The initiative was funded by the HEFCE National Networks for Collaborative Outreach (NNCO) and in conjunction with the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Educational Trust. The boys aged twelve and thirteen are the same age as Ahmed […]

Published: 20th December 2016
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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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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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Sreepur Village

This is a signature project with Sreepur Village in Bangladesh and trustee Ruby Porter. The finished cloth is backed with a simple modern kantha also from Bangladesh and joined with lace old and new.

Published: 10th February 2013
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