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Spring 2017

Work from Kotha and Kantha – the Bangladeshi Women’s Memoir Project, in conjunction with the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Educational Trust can be seen touring local North West libraries in the spring of 2017.  https://mmuspecialcollections.wordpress.com/2017/06/29/kotha-and-kantha/ A display will be at Longsight Library 17th Feb – 8 March, then the work goes to Accrington Library – 10th […]

Published: 20th September 2017
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Sew Near – Sew Far

       The new collaboration Sew Near – Sew Far  with the Bronte Parsonage Museum in Haworth began in July and the major new art installation can be seen on the moors close to the Bronte waterfalls from 1st -14th October. #sewnearsewfar   E invite 6   If you would like to see the artwork in situ […]

Published: 10th September 2017
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Threads of Identity

        This project funded by the HEFCE National Networks for Collaborative Outreach (NNCO) explores on new forms of expression with a group of 15 boys at Burnage Academy in Manchester. The initiative in conjunction with the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Educational Trust worked with boys aged twelve and thirteen –  the same age as Ahmed Iqbal, a former […]

Published: 15th February 2017
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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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