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Lincoln, Nebraska

My trip to Lincoln was wonderful, working in the four schools with the refugee children on the signature theme was a privilege. Jen from the IQSC has done a great job organising sewing packs for everyone  and the teachers welcomed us. I hope to continue Skype calls with some to see how they progress. The […]

Published: 20th October 2014
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Signature Cloths Exhibition

My  exhibition at the IQSC in Lincoln, Nebraska opens in September. It showcases several of my recent collaborative signature quilts alongside a selection from the Nebraska collection.  Research stems from a fellowship at the IQSC in 2010. Investigating and documenting these early cloths will not only  inform the new collaborations but help to shed light on this […]

Published: 2nd October 2014
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Recent 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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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: 9th March 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 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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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 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 April 2013
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Robin Hoods Bay

Last summer whilst staying in Robin Hoods Bay on the Yorkshire coast I visited for the first time the small museum. There before my eyes a beautiful signature cloth pinned to the wall.

Published: 30th March 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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