Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Gawthorpe Survey

Just a quick post today to request feedback in a survey to Gawthorpe Hall.

From Vanessa:

We have developed a public survey to support the development of new ideas and programmes here at Gawthorpe Textiles Collection...

We'd be very grateful if you could you...
a) complete it yourself
b) forward this onto friends, family, wider connections...

We really need people far and wide, textiles specialists and non-textiles specialists, all ages... the more people who complete this the greater the pool of information will be.

Your input would be much appreciated

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

September is here!

September is here already!        Where did the Summer go?
Still it was great to get together for our first meeting of the Autumn, and good to see so many people interested to hear our speaker Lynn Setterington.

Lynn is an internationally recognised artist working in the textiles arena, her hand stitched quilts and cloths are held in many major public museums, from the V&A, Crafts Council and Whitworth Art Gallery. 
A celebration of the ordinary and overlooked are key themes in her work. She became  known for her use of Kantha embroidery in the early 1990’s and has since gone onto devise and instigate  a large number of social engagement projects and textile collaborations with diverse groups.
Lynn spoke about her practice and her work with collaborative groups and brought along many examples of her signature quilts, which I am sure helped to inspire many of us with the projects we are currently working on.

The photographs used here are from Lynn's website so please do not share or copy other than for personal use.

Examples of signature quilts

The following images are from the collaborative project "Stitching up Oxford Road" 

More information and pictures of  Lynn's work can be found on her website: