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Dr Guslain Museum, Belgium

Published: 1st August 2023
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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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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. The short film […]

Published: 10th November 2021
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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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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 May 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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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 is  published in the current […]

Published: 21st June 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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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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