Theme: collaborative,

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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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Emily Complete

See my Remembering Emily post for background information. This cloth was part of the Wilding Festival on the 15th June at St George’s in Bloomsbury where Emily’s memorial service had been held. It was carried in the procession by her descendent and draped in the church where her coffin had stood 100 years ago. Thanks to Sarah Evans @ artwithaheart

Published: 1st October 2014
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Made for Manchester

The new bags from Ahmedabad were display at the Craft Centre in Manchester as part of the Asian Triennial in the autumn. They are made from khadi cloth, woven according to Ghandi’s principals. Khadi is a movement started by Gandhi and aimed at boycotting foreign goods and promoting Indian goods, thereby improving India’s economy.

Published: 20th December 2013
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Blackpool

A collaborative project with groups in Blackpool, made as a wedding gift for Prince William and Kate Middleton in 2011. As much as celebration of Blackpool and its people as the royal event, the quilt brought many disparate people together in the making

Published: 30th November 2013
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Rainbow Haven

There are over 60 signatures and names sewn onto the cloth, all varied in composition and design, reflecting the mix of participants. Countries range from China, Libya, Eritrea and the Czech Republic.

Published: 28th November 2013
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Who Cares?

This was a collaboration with the Whitworth art Gallery as part of the Who Cares Exhibition around mental health awareness.

Published: 12th November 2013
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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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