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

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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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Autumn 2014

On Sat Nov 1st I was a guest speaker at an event for “Pankhurst in the Park” in Alexandra Park, Manchester. It was the story of  Remembering Emily, a collaborative cloth I devised in 2013 with 100 participants to mark the centenary of the death of Emily Davison part of the 100Deeds initiative. I presented a paper […]

Published: 5th November 2014
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Sow Sew

An exhibition took place over the summer celebrating flax grown locally on waste ground in Manchester and turned into cloth and yarn. Myself and some Textiles In Practice students experimented with the material using print, knit stitch and weave processes. A number of other artists and makers are also involved. The exhibition ends in Sept, […]

Published: 3rd November 2014
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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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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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Exhibitions

The 62 Group celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2012 with several major exhibitions in Britain, I will be showing in the summer at the Holden Gallery in Manchester.

Published: 3rd April 2012
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Publications

I am featured in an article by Ruth Clifford on contemporary kantha work in the current issue of the Quilters Review.

Published: 5th January 2012
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