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 October 2015
Themes: collaborative, embroidery engagement handmade identity signature text
We are holding an open studio at Rogue in Manchester July 9-11th to coincide with MIF www.rogueartistsstudios.co.uk. All welcome – private view friday 9th 6-8pm My work can be seen in the Art of Bereavement at the Crafts Centre, Farnham until the end of May, an exhibition related to the conference on the 15th May. […]
Published: 30th June 2015
Themes: collaborative, embroidery identity quilt sustainable text
My new embroidered tablecloth will be part of the Levenshulme Food and Drink Festival in South Manchester. The event runs from June 12th -21st culminating in the picnic in the park and the community tablecloth extravaganza. Information on how to sew your own can be found on the website or email firstname.lastname@example.org www.levenshulmefadfestival.com
Published: 7th June 2015
Themes: collaborative, embroidery engagement handmade text
“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
Themes: collaborative, embroidery engagement handmade identity quilt signature text
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
Themes: collaborative, crafts engagement exhibition quilt signature text
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
Themes: collaborative, commission embroidery engagement exhibition identity quilt Rochdale signature text Touchstones
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
Themes: collaborative, embroidery Emily Davison engagement signature text
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
Themes: collaborative, embroidery engagement exhibition identity signature text
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
Themes: collaborative, commission embroidery exhibition handmade identity India signature sustainable text
A collaborative project with groups in Blackpool, made as a wedding gift for Prince William and Kate Middleton in 2011. As much as celebration of Blackpool and its people as the royal event, the quilt brought many disparate people together in the making
Published: 30th November 2013
Themes: collaborative, commission embroidery engagement quilt signature text
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