Theme: embroidery

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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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Scaffolding for Life

Scaffolding for Life, a new initiative has seen its first iteration following a successful bid as part of  the Arts Council’s, Creative Practice award. Working with Conlon construct and charity Mates in Mind, this patchwork installation on Ormond Building at Manchester Metropolitan University explores ways to destigmatise issues related to poor mental health. The phrase, […]

Published: 31st January 2020
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Autumn 2019

My small hand worked quilt Teatime, on loan from the collection of Audrey Walker is on display at Manchester Art Gallery as part of trading Posts, a new exhibition looking at the role of hot drinks in trade and cultural exchange. Looking forward to getting to work on Scaffolding for Life, my latest project following […]

Published: 10th November 2019
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Summer 2019

I am looking forward to presenting an artist’s perspective at the ICOM conference in Kyoto in September. This world class event brings together those interested in shaping the future of museums.My paper explores the value of small local museums and how, through the interrogation of one hand stitched cloth, the community in Robin Hood’s Bay, […]

Published: 7th July 2019
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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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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 poet Tudur Aled.  Aled’s […]

Published: 8th October 2016
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