Theme: domestic

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

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Textile Society award

I am delighted to have been awarded the  2020 Textile Society critical writing award for ‘An Embroidered Elegy; Mrs Scales Autograph Cloth’. This research from the viewpoint of an embroiderer uncovered the maker and making of a 1936 stitched fundraiser made in Robin Hood’s Bay in North Yorkshire. The article will be published in the […]

Published: 21st June 2020
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Instagram

During lockdown I began posting my hand embroidery archive online, a mix of objects I had collected, found or been given over the years. This brought back stories and people and reunited me with friends old and new, it also took me on travels far and wide.  Requests for some of my own own back […]

Published: 21st June 2020
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British Signature Cloths

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

Published: 17th April 2017
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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
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Exhibitions

The 62 Group celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2012 with several major exhibitions in Britain, I will be showing in the summer at the Holden Gallery in Manchester.

Published: 3rd April 2012
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House

A series of pieces about home and displacement. The work evolved during the sale of a much loved childhood home, both as a comment on loss and grieving and marking the end of an era.

Published: 14th July 2010
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