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Welcome to my Blog. News of projects & events plus the development of my textile work during my MA at Manchester School of Art.

London Road Fire Station Project – Development

London Road Fire Station Project – Development

Through an opportunity offered by Jenny Walker to students at Manchester School of Art, I have been part of a project developing work inspired by London Road Fire Station, an iconic Manchester landmark saved from demolition but about to be redeveloped so a unique moment in time to record the lost grandeur and celebrate the […]

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Textiles in Practice MA – Year 1

Textiles in Practice MA – Year 1

Just over a year ago I applied to Manchester School of Art to do the Textiles in Practice MA. The purpose of my MA is to build up a portfolio of personal practice to support applications for collaborative & community projects and to discover what I make when I am ‘under-employed’, to keep developing my skills, my voice and maintain my sanity.

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Make Anything – Fred Aldous Window

Make Anything – Fred Aldous Window

The Manchester Craft Mafia were invited to create an exhibition of members work for their Make Anything series of windows.

Please check it out if you are around the Northern Quarter in Manchester.

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Over The Kitchen Table – Mothers who Make

Over The Kitchen Table – Mothers who Make

As part of the PUSH festival at HOME theatre in Manchester, Mothers Who Make held a day celebrating the creativity in the group. The afternoon was entitled Over The Kitchen Table, a reference to where creative mothers often end up working to maintain their creative lives.

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1 Year of Stitches Begins…

1 Year of Stitches Begins…

I was challenged to join in the 1 Year of Stitch challenge. One hoop, stitch a little every day, record it, post weekly progress, possibly exhibit together at the end. I have started a Pinterest album to catalogue to whole daily process and sharing highlights and updates on my Instagram & Facebook pages.

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A New Thread with DIY

A New Thread with DIY

Following the successful tour of “Following The Thread”, DIY Theatre company has begun devising another original touring show about ‘Space’. I have been in running creative workshops to use design to help generate ideas and boost the devising process.

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First MA Pecha Kucha

First MA Pecha Kucha

I had to do a Pecha Kucha as part of my Textiles Practice MA at Manchester School of Art. For those who don’t know, a Pecha Kucha is a presentation of 20 slides, each shown for 20 seconds. Simple, right?

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CELLS – Live Art by Proud & Loud Arts at Manchester Art Gallery

CELLS – Live Art by Proud & Loud Arts at Manchester Art Gallery

“Cells – a body of work” is a collection of live art installations by Proud & Loud Arts created in response to the Manchester Evening News report, in October 2015, describing a 140% rise in reported hate crime incidents against people with disabilities These witty yet challenging artworks offer a thought provoking and creative glimpse into […]

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