Theme: handmade

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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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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 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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Rural Crafts

A new touring exhibition that includes my work starts in Saltaire, Yorkshire this May bank holiday weekend.

Published: 4th May 2015
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Nebraska Schools

The shared cloth made from the sewn names of children at Culler school is complete. Judy and Margrethe, volunteers at the museum, created quilts with the names from the two other schools, Goodrich and Dawes. This follows my  September visit where, with help from staff at the IQSC, we worked on a stitch project with […]

Published: 11th April 2015
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Spring News

A range of my collaborative signature cloths are shown in a textile exhibition Construct at Ruthin Craft Centre from April – July. It links to the forthcoming show I am curating at the IQSC in Lincoln, Nebraska from Sept 2014 – May 2015.

Published: 1st June 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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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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British signature cloths

On holiday over the summer I came another embroidered signature cloth in Sturminster Newton in Dorset. It was made recently when the community hall was built.

Published: 23rd March 2013
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2012

A busy year with three major conference presentations in Delhi, Liverpool and Virginia. The last was “From Bengal to Baltimore” a quilt conference in Williamsburg, Virginia.
My article on the signature quilts research appeared in the May/June issue of Selvedge Magazine.

Published: 17th March 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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