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 research Rochdale signature, suffragette, sustainable Tameside, text Touchstones Yorkshire

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The Heart of Hepworth

The finished work will be displayed in the cafe of Touchstones Gallery from the 15th June for 2 weeks.
Working on the Hepworth project, over the last six months, a collaboration with poet Shamshad Khan and a group of women in the Falinge area of Rochdale is so interesting. As ever the catalyst is a creative collaboration, but the outcomes in terms of discussions and sharing are so varied and wonderful. Our cloth and poems are shown in the cafe of Touchstones Gallery from 15th June.

Published: 15th June 2013
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Spring 2013

The Remembering Emily cloth petition will be displayed at the People’s History Museum on Sat 8th June as part of an event about EWD.
One of my kantha pieces has recently been acquired by the Denver Museum of Art for their new textile gallery.

Published: 9th June 2013
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Refugee World Cup

The event organised by the FA took place in Manchester this July. A great day in the sun, Fasting FC from Leeds won.

Published: 11th May 2013
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Respect and Protect

Respect and Protect the World Aids Day Quilt is a handmade collaborative quilt made up of hundreds of red ribbons and cross stitches. It is now on permanent display at the Terrence Higgins Trust HQ in Grays Inn Rd in London.

Published: 8th May 2013
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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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Who Cares 2

A collaboration with artisans in Ahmedabad, following the signature theme. Lynn asked makers to sign and stitch their names onto a cloth. The signatures are arranged to read Who Cares, however a spelling mistake means the lettering comes out as Woh cares?

Published: 6th April 2012
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Stitching Up Oxford Road

Stitching Up Oxford Rd was a commission to create a collaborative artwork with and about Manchester Oxford Rd and involved working with groups and organisations based on this busy throughfare. The quilt was made from plastic bags collected on Oxford and “transformed” in workshops up and down Oxford Rd.

Published: 19th April 2011
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India

A project in Ahmedabad India working with local artisans and craftspeople to explore new and sustainable ways of working.

Published: 1st September 2010
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Passing Down

A collaboration with poet Helen Clare to create a large scale embroidered poem as part of the Manchester Science Festival.

Published: 1st September 2010
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Burnley Schools

A cross-cultural collaboration, where children from two diverse Primary Schools created Tree of Life cloths incorporating their hand embroidered names.

Published: 17th August 2010
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