Theme: handmade,

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archives autobiography, Bangladesh, Bronte collaborative, colour colour work commission, construction consumerism crafts, creative methods domestic embroidery embroidery, Emily Davison engagement, exhibition film, global handmade, health and well being history identity, India installation kantha, mental health people place quilt, recycle repurpose research Rochdale sensory signature, slow stitch storytelling suffragette, sustainable Tameside, text Touchstones Yorkshire

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Safety Net

Dr Lynn Setterington is known for her work with hard-to-reach groups and Safety Net is a new initiative which provides the opportunity to explore suicide rates in the Construction sector which are three times the national average of any other workplace.

Published: 10th July 2023
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Tactile history

During lockdown I began posting items from my archive on instagram including early hand worked embroideries created when I moved from Yorkshire to London in the 1980’s. These tiny artworks are fragments of life (each approx 16 x 18 cms) that depict ordinary places and people and like all of my work, they are tactile […]

Published: 23rd June 2023
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PhD study

My PhD at UCA with Professor Lesley Millar and Simon Olding explored how collaborative stitch has undisclosed benefits and also tensions. It builds on my long standing experience as an academic, artist and socially engaged practitioner. The thesis involved three case studies focused on the signature cloth – a textile made up of hand sewn […]

Published: 8th June 2023
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Debris net

Part of my ongoing research is exploring sustainability and finding new creative ways to repurpose and reuse debris netting to save this ubiquitous material going into yet more landfill. This involves testing different low and high tech textile methods and micro and macro scales. I have digitally quilted, hand sewn, sonically welded and used it […]

Published: 8th May 2023
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The Global Quilt

Global Connections is my repurposed quilt for the British Textile Biennial. It was part of the 62 Group exhibition at the Whitaker Gallery, Rawtenstall running from Oct – Nov 2021. The quilt made by hand over six months incorporated cloth from over 20 countries and was made with local community groups in Rossendale and Manchester. […]

Published: 6th November 2021
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British Signature Cloths

This is a WWI fundraiser made in North Wales, now in Wrexham museum, North Wales Signature cloths are tactile social history documents, each one offering a wealth of sewn information. Since I began researching this subject in 2010, I have discovered many hidden away in collections around Britain. I have unearthed examples in museums including […]

Published: 17th April 2021
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Threads of Identity

My new article connected to this project will be published in early 2021 the Journal of Arts and Community as part of the second Stitching Together special edition. This project challenges stereo types surrounding embroidery practice, working with a group of 15 boys at Burnage Academy in Manchester. It is one in a series of […]

Published: 28th January 2021
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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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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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Spring 2017

Work from Kotha and Kantha – the Bangladeshi Women’s Memoir Project, in conjunction with the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Educational Trust can be seen touring local North West libraries in the spring of 2017.  https://mmuspecialcollections.wordpress.com/2017/06/29/kotha-and-kantha/ A display will be at Longsight Library 17th Feb – 8 March, then the work goes to Accrington Library – 10th […]

Published: 20th June 2017
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