Theme: Bangladesh,

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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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Threads of Identity

My new article connected to this project will be published in early 2021 the Journal of Arts and Community as part of the second Stitching Together special edition. This project challenges stereo types surrounding embroidery practice, working with a group of 15 boys at Burnage Academy in Manchester. It is one in a series of […]

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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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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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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