Theme: embroidery

Themes:

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

post thumbnail

Threads of Identity

        This project challenges stereo types surrounding stitch-based ways of 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, who died in a racially motivated crime when a pupil at […]

Published: 15th April 2018
Themes:

post thumbnail

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 2018
Themes:

post thumbnail

Sew Near – Sew Far

         The new collaboration Sew Near – Sew Far  with the Bronte Parsonage Museum in Haworth sees a major new art installation on the moors close to the Bronte waterfalls from 1st -14th October. #sewnearsewfar Sew Near – Sew Far celebrates the famous signatures of the Brontë sisters and local people are being given […]

Published: 10th March 2018
Themes:

post thumbnail

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 June 2017
Themes:

post thumbnail

The Wit of the Stitch

          From July til late Sept 2016 new work can be seen in the Wit of the Stitch at Ruthin Craft Centre, North Wales curated by June Hill. The exhibition includes new work –  a stitched sampler created in the car park at the Crafts Centre celebrating the work of early Welsh […]

Published: 8th October 2016
Themes:

post thumbnail

Summer 2016

New work can be seen in two exhibitions this summer. One quilt ‘Dulwich Mum’ is on display in Making Spaces  – the 62 Group Exhibition at Macclesfield Silk Museum. From 17th July several new works can also be seen in the Wit of the Stitch at Ruthin Craft Centre, North Wales. Kotha and Kantha – […]

Published: 3rd October 2016
Themes:

post thumbnail

Kotha and Kantha

   The project Kotha and Kantha ran from May to July 2016 and was  supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. It brought together a group of local Bangladeshi women and the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Education Trust in Manchester Central Library. My role was to develop stitched-based responses related to the women’s lives, […]

Published: 8th July 2016
Themes:

post thumbnail

Kantha

A visit in 1988 to the Woven Air Exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery in London which showcased hand embroidered Kantha quilts from Bangladesh and Bengal brought about a change in Setterington’s work and a dialogue with contemporary quiltmaking that has continued ever since. Her work is in major collections from the V&A Museum to Whitworth Art Gallery, Denver Art Museum and Crafts Council Collection

Published: 6th May 2016
Themes:

post thumbnail

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
Themes:

post thumbnail

Rural Crafts

A new touring exhibition that includes my work starts in Saltaire, Yorkshire this May bank holiday weekend.

Published: 10th October 2015
Themes:

© Lynn Setterington - Site by StandardSpace