Theme: collaborative,

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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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Autumn 2016

An early kantha quilt  in the Whitworth collection  – Sewing Seed  – can be seen in their exhibition –  The Gardener Digs in Another Time until 9th October. Rogue Studio Manchester open weekend 14th – 16th October – all welcome – our final one in the Chapeltown St venue My review of Hannah Leighton Boyce’s The […]

Published: 3rd September 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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Nebraska Schools

The shared cloth made from the sewn names of children at Culler Middle School, Lincoln, Nebraska is complete.  It evolved into a “distance” and “close” collaboration following my visits to Nebraska their last year. With help from staff and volunteers at the IQSC, we worked with three local middle schools. The schools are home to […]

Published: 11th November 2015
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Summer 2015

We are holding an open studio at Rogue in Manchester July 9-11th  to coincide with MIF www.rogueartistsstudios.co.uk. All welcome – private view friday 9th 6-8pm My work can be seen in the Art of Bereavement at the Crafts Centre, Farnham until the end of May,  an exhibition related to the conference on the 15th May. […]

Published: 30th June 2015
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Levenshulme

My new embroidered tablecloth will be part of the Levenshulme Food and Drink Festival in South Manchester. The event runs from  June 12th -21st culminating in the picnic in the park and the community tablecloth extravaganza. Information on how to sew your own can be found on the website or email lfadfest@gmail.com www.levenshulmefadfestival.com

Published: 7th June 2015
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Hulme Sweet Hulme

The recipient of a Public Engagement Fellowship at MMU in 2009, I devised, co-ordinated and led Hulme Sweet Hulme, a collaborative arts project working with local groups.

Published: 10th May 2015
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US Exhibition

“Signature Cloths” at the IQSC in Lincoln, Nebraska opened in September. It showcases several of my recent collaborative signature quilts alongside a selection from the Nebraska collection.

Published: 4th May 2015
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Latest

Until Feb 28th – A Patch work of Memories is showing in “On my Mother’s Knee” at Gwynedd Museum and Art Gallery, Bangor, North Wales.

Published: 2nd February 2015
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Please Sign Here

This is the latest collaborative signature project on display at Touchstones Gallery, Rochdale until March 2014.
The blog address is http://pleasesignhere.wordpress.com

Published: 8th November 2014
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Sow Sew

An exhibition took place over the summer celebrating flax grown locally on waste ground in Manchester and turned into cloth and yarn. Myself and some Textiles In Practice students experimented with the material using print, knit stitch and weave processes. A number of other artists and makers are also involved. The exhibition ends in Sept, […]

Published: 3rd November 2014
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