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US Exhibition

Sept sees my exhibition at the IQSC in Lincoln, Nebraska. It showcases recent collaborative signature quilts juxtaposed with a selection from the Nebraska collection. It stems from research fellowship there in 2010 investigating signature quilts in the collection of International Quilt Study Center in Nebraska. Investigating and documenting these early cloths will not only  inform the […]

Published: 5th April 2014
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News

“On my Mother’s knee” exhibition at LLantarnam Grange in Cwmbran, St David’s Rd, Pembrokeshire featuring two of my cloths is due to tour shortly.

Published: 4th April 2014
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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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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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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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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 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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