Theme: research

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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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Unfolding Origins

This is a ongoing partnership project with Chrysalis Arts and the North Yorkshire County Records Office in Northallerton. I am investigating these amazing, rich archives to uncover untold stories and new information about my home area of Selby in North Yorkshire. I have focused my attention is on the old toll bridge and its history. […]

Published: 28th January 2021
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Instagram

During the first lockdown I began posting items from my hand embroidery archive online; a mix of objects I had collected or been given over the years. This reminded me of  people and past events and reunited me with friends old and new, online and led to a series of posts documenting past work and […]

Published: 21st January 2021
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Scaffolding for Life

Scaffolding for Life, a new initiative has seen its first iteration following a successful bid as part of  the Arts Council’s, Creative Practice award. Working with Conlon construct and charity Mates in Mind, this patchwork installation on Ormond Building at Manchester Metropolitan University explores ways to destigmatise issues related to poor mental health. The phrase, […]

Published: 31st January 2020
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Autumn 2019

My small hand worked quilt Teatime, on loan from the collection of Audrey Walker is on display at Manchester Art Gallery as part of trading Posts, a new exhibition looking at the role of hot drinks in trade and cultural exchange. Looking forward to getting to work on Scaffolding for Life, my latest project following […]

Published: 10th November 2019
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Summer 2019

I am looking forward to presenting an artist’s perspective at the ICOM conference in Kyoto in September. This world class event brings together those interested in shaping the future of museums.My paper explores the value of small local museums and how, through the interrogation of one hand stitched cloth, the community in Robin Hood’s Bay, […]

Published: 7th July 2019
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British Signature Cloths

This is a WWI fundraiser made in North Wales, now in St Fagan’s folk museum, Cardiff. Signature Cloths and quilts have been discovered in collections around Britain since I began researching into this subject in 2010. I have unearthed examples in museums ranging from Beamish in County Durham, the Quilters Guild in York, the Moravian […]

Published: 17th April 2017
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