Theme: collaborative,

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

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Radical Locks

   A new project celebrating the achievements of the women of Tameside, past and present, coinciding with the centenary of women gaining the right to vote. The purposefully inclusive initiative takes place in late 2018 and early 2019 with groups across the borough. These include local textile groups, the Asian women’s organisation Khush Amdid, ESOL […]

Published: 5th October 2018
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Threads of Identity

        This project challenges stereo types surrounding embroidery, working with a group of 15 boys at Burnage Academy in Manchester. It is one in a series of initiatives to acknowledge the thirtieth anniversary of the death of Ahmed Iqbal Ullah, pupil at Burnage in the 1980’s, who was killed in a racially motivated […]

Published: 15th April 2018
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Spring 2017

Work from Kotha and Kantha – the Bangladeshi Women’s Memoir Project, in conjunction with the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Educational Trust can be seen touring local North West libraries in the spring of 2017.  https://mmuspecialcollections.wordpress.com/2017/06/29/kotha-and-kantha/ A display will be at Longsight Library 17th Feb – 8 March, then the work goes to Accrington Library – 10th […]

Published: 20th June 2017
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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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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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