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Lynn Setterington is an internationally recognised artist working in the textiles arena. Her work explores stitch as an alternative means of communication and how communities can work together. Her  PhD from UCA, Farnham, builds on this to investigate the hidden values and tensions in stitch-based engagement including the intertwining of the ethical and aesthetic.

Her hand-stitched quilts and cloths are held in many major public museums including the V&A, Crafts Council, IQSC and Whitworth Art Gallery.  In the 1990’s she became known for her use of kantha embroidery and quilts. Since 2010  she has explored an overlooked aspect of social history and folk art in the form of signature cloths. This involves work with groups in the US, India, Bangladesh and the UK.

Born in Yorkshire, Lynn trained at York College of Arts and Technology and Goldsmiths College London. She has been a Senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University in the School of Art since 1992 and in 2009 was awarded a Public Engagement Fellowship. She is an Associate Fellow of the International Quilt Study Center in the US and in 2010 received their visiting Fellowship.

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