Theme: signature,

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

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British Signature Cloths

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

Published: 17th April 2019
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Sew Near – Sew Far

Sew Near – Sew Far is part of Meeting Point2, a year-long project led by contemporary art agency Arts&Heritage that sees artists partner with museums to produce new artworks inspired by  their collections. The stitch-based artworks form part of Brontë200, a five-year programme celebrating the bicentenaries of the births of the Brontës. Sew Near – […]

Published: 10th June 2018
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Threads of Identity

This project challenges stereo types surrounding embroidery, working with a group of 15 boys at Burnage Academy in Manchester. It is one in a series of initiatives to acknowledge the thirtieth anniversary of the death of Ahmed Iqbal Ullah, pupil at Burnage in the 1980’s, who was killed in a racially motivated crime. The finished […]

Published: 15th April 2018
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Nebraska Schools

The shared cloth made from the sewn names of children at Culler Middle School, Lincoln, Nebraska is complete.  It evolved into a “distance” and “close” collaboration following my visits to Nebraska their last year. With help from staff and volunteers at the IQSC, we worked with three local middle schools. The schools are home to […]

Published: 11th November 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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Latest

Until Feb 28th – A Patch work of Memories is showing in “On my Mother’s Knee” at Gwynedd Museum and Art Gallery, Bangor, North Wales.

Published: 2nd February 2015
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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: 8th November 2014
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Remembering Emily

This recent signature cloth marks the centenary of the death of Emily Wilding Davison at the Epsom Derby in June 1913 and pays homage to the banner on display in the Museum of London, made up of the sewn signatures of suffragettes imprisoned in Holloway in 1911. It is part of the www.100deeds.co.uk.

Published: 6th October 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 October 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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