Theme: identity,

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

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Hulme Sweet Hulme 2009

The recipient of a Public Engagement Fellowship at MMU in 2009, I devised, co-ordinated and led Hulme Sweet Hulme, a collaborative arts project working with local groups.

Published: 10th October 2019
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Autumn 2019

Looking forward to getting to work on Scaffolding for Life, my latest project following a successful bid as part of  the Arts Council’s, Creative Practice award, working with the construction industry to expand  mental health awareness. Starting on Unfolding Origins soon, a commission- based community arts initiative exploring the North Yorkshire country records office. The […]

Published: 8th October 2019
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Radical Locks

This new stitch-based project celebrates the women of Tameside, past and present and is launched on IWD 8th March at Portland Basin Museum in Ashton under Lyne and is on display until end May 2019. The initiative, funded by Tameside Council acknowledges 100 years since British women first gained the right to vote. The exquisite, […]

Published: 5th May 2019
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Sew Near – Sew Far

Sew Near – Sew Far is part of Meeting Point2, a year-long project led by contemporary art agency Arts&Heritage that sees artists partner with museums to produce new artworks inspired by  their collections. The stitch-based artworks form part of Brontë200, a five-year programme celebrating the bicentenaries of the births of the Brontës. Sew Near – […]

Published: 10th June 2018
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Threads of Identity

This project challenges stereo types surrounding embroidery, 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, pupil at Burnage in the 1980’s, who was killed in a racially motivated crime. The finished […]

Published: 15th April 2018
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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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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
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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
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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
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