Theme: collaborative,

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autobiography, Bangladesh, Bronte collaborative, commission, construction consumerism crafts, domestic embroidery embroidery, Emily Davison engagement, exhibition film, global handmade, health and well being identity, India installation kantha, mental health quilt, recycle research Rochdale signature, suffragette, sustainable Tameside, text Touchstones Yorkshire

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Safety Net

Dr Lynn Setterington is known for her work with hard-to-reach groups and Safety Net is a new initiative which provides the opportunity to explore suicide rates in the Construction sector which are three times the national average of any other workplace.

Published: 10th October 2021
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Unfolding Origins

This is a ongoing partnership project with Chrysalis Arts and the North Yorkshire County Records Office in Northallerton. I am investigating these rich and varied archives to uncover untold stories and information. Work is focused on Selby and the old toll bridge and its history. In the autumn I will be sharing ideas and working […]

Published: 26th August 2021
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Scaffolding for Life

Scaffolding for Life, a new initiative has seen its first iteration following a successful bid as part of  the Arts Council’s, Creative Practice award. Working with Conlon construct and charity Mates in Mind, this patchwork installation on Ormond Building at Manchester Metropolitan University explores ways to destigmatise issues related to poor mental health. The phrase, […]

Published: 31st May 2021
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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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Textile Society award

I am delighted to have been awarded the  2020 Textile Society critical writing award for ‘An Embroidered Elegy; Mrs Scales Autograph Cloth’. This research from the viewpoint of an embroiderer uncovered the maker and making of a 1936 stitched fundraiser made in Robin Hood’s Bay in North Yorkshire. The article is  published in the current […]

Published: 21st June 2020
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Autumn 2019

My small hand worked quilt Teatime, on loan from the collection of Audrey Walker is on display at Manchester Art Gallery as part of trading Posts, a new exhibition looking at the role of hot drinks in trade and cultural exchange. Looking forward to getting to work on Scaffolding for Life, my latest project following […]

Published: 10th November 2019
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Hulme Sweet Hulme 2009

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 October 2019
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Summer 2019

I am looking forward to presenting an artist’s perspective at the ICOM conference in Kyoto in September. This world class event brings together those interested in shaping the future of museums.My paper explores the value of small local museums and how, through the interrogation of one hand stitched cloth, the community in Robin Hood’s Bay, […]

Published: 7th July 2019
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Radical Locks

This new stitch-based project celebrates the women of Tameside, past and present and is launched on IWD 8th March at Portland Basin Museum in Ashton under Lyne and is on display until end May 2019. The initiative, funded by Tameside Council acknowledges 100 years since British women first gained the right to vote. The exquisite, […]

Published: 5th May 2019
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