Theme: identity,

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autobiography, Bangladesh, Bronte collaborative, commission, consumerism crafts, domestic embroidery embroidery, Emily Davison engagement, exhibition film, handmade, health and well being identity, India kantha, quilt, recycle research Rochdale signature, suffragette, sustainable Tameside, text Touchstones Yorkshire

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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 November 2013
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Who Cares?

This was a collaboration with the Whitworth art Gallery as part of the Who Cares Exhibition around mental health awareness.

Published: 12th November 2013
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Robin Hoods Bay

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 September 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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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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Who do you think you are?

“Who do you think you are? is made up from “pretend” signatures of facebook Setteringtons. Varying handwriting styles and identities are still evident and like facebook itself, what we see on the surface is not always what is really going on underneath.

Published: 21st January 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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Burnley Schools

A cross-cultural collaboration, where children from two diverse Primary Schools created Tree of Life cloths incorporating their hand embroidered names.

Published: 17th August 2010
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House

A series of pieces about home and displacement. The work evolved during the sale of a much loved childhood home, both as a comment on loss and grieving and marking the end of an era.

Published: 14th July 2010
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