Theme: engagement

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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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Spring 2017

A new large scale commission Sew Near – Sew Far begins soon working with the Bronte Museum in Haworth. I am running a kantha embroidery workshop with Selvedge magazine in London on 25th March. Work from Kotha and Kantha – the Bangladeshi Women’s Memoir Project, in conjunction with the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Educational Trust, can […]

Published: 13th March 2017
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Threads of Identity

        This project funded by the HEFCE National Networks for Collaborative Outreach (NNCO) explores on new forms of expression with a group of 15 boys at Burnage Academy in Manchester. The initiative in conjunction with the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Educational Trust worked with boys aged twelve and thirteen –  the same age as Ahmed Iqbal, a former […]

Published: 15th February 2017
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Summer 2016

New work can be seen in two exhibitions this summer. One quilt ‘Dulwich Mum’ is on display in Making Spaces  – the 62 Group Exhibition at Macclesfield Silk Museum. From 17th July several new works can also be seen in the Wit of the Stitch at Ruthin Craft Centre, North Wales. Kotha and Kantha – […]

Published: 3rd October 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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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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Remembering Emily

This recent signature cloth marks the centenary of the death of Emily Wilding Davison at the Epsom Derby in June 1913 and pays homage to the banner on display in the Museum of London, made up of the sewn signatures of suffragettes imprisoned in Holloway in 1911. It is part of the www.100deeds.co.uk.

Published: 6th October 2014
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