Category Archives: Books

Do You Remember Me? Book Review

Thank you to Anne Williams, editor of The Quilter,

for a lovely review of my ‘Do You Remember Me?’ book.

The Quilter Winter 2016, issue 149 Read the book review

My book is in stock priced £10 + P&P

Soft cover with 60 full colour pages Buy the book

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Book Cover

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Inside Pages

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Inside Pages

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Do You Remember Me?

Do You Remember Me? Book for sale here

 

I have just added a series of small studies for sale on my website.

Small Studies for sale here

More small studies for sale here

Small Mounted Studies for sale here

Small mounted studies for sale here 

Archive of work 2016

Do You Remember Me? book published 2016 price £10

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This book was published to accompany my solo exhibition Do You Remember Me? at the Knitting & Stitching shows 2016

Alexandra Palace, London – 5 to 9 October
RDS, Dublin – 20 to 23 October
HIC, Harrogate – 24 to 27 November

Documenting the thoughts and processes behind my series of portraits and self-portraits, stitched and painted marks on cloth; one embroiderer’s personal examination of memory, self and relationship with self.

When we observe ourselves, what do we see? Our observations and opinions of ourselves can change and our memories can alter those observations and opinions over time. My observations have been recorded in a way that invites the viewer to take a glimpse inside my life and draw their own conclusions.

Family Tree (below) 2016
mixed media
An installation of 18 images which explore relationships with, and between, the artist’s immediate family members; grandparents, parents, sons, daughters, in laws are all represented here.

 

Images below are of the work installed at the 2016 Knitting & Stitching Shows in Dublin (left) and Alexandra Palace, London (right)

Numbers 58 t0 63 of 63• a Self Portrait were completed in 2016

Family Portrait (below) 2016
mixed media
Inspired by Gilbert & George’s self portrait ‘We’ this is a portrait of the artist’s immediate family

Family Portrait

Family Portrait 2016

Self Portrait with Fish (below) 2016 mixed media

This self portrait was inspired by a gifted image. Thank you Gienia Bartlett, Leeds EG.
The fish is a symbol of the artist’s Grimsby heritage.

Self Portrait with Fish on a Washing Line 2016 hand stitch

Self Portrait with Fish on a Washing Line 2016

Exhibitions 2016

Shifting Images 8 September 2015 – 6 March 2016 – a group exhibition of self-portraits, Grimsby, UK

Illustrative and Stitched Drawings – 28 November 2015 – 10 January 2016
part of the Drawing Project, Customs House Gallery, South Shields, Tyne & Wear, UK

Trait – Portrait • April 16 to September 26, 2016. My work Portrait of Benjamin Bohin will be shown as part of the Normandy Impressionist Festival
(www.normandie-impressionniste.fr) at the French needle manufacturer La Manufacture Bohin, Saint Sulpice – Sur -Risle, France

People • Place • Time – 27 May to 10 July • solo exhibition – Howden Park Centre , Livingston, Scotland, UK

Making Space – 16 June to 3 September • 62 Group exhibition – Silk Museum, Macclesfield, UK
Do You Remember Me? October/ November invited gallery artist Knitting & Stitching Shows 2016 • Alexandra Palace, London, RDS Dublin, Harrogate International Centre

image of the Unknown Statistic

New ebooks from Textileartist.org

A great new series of ebooks from Textileartist.org

NB: My work is featured in Contemporary Stitch 1

See all Textileartist.org ebooks  on their ebook page

See Textiles Re:imagined e-book

See  Response to Landscape e-book

See  Inspired by nature e-book

See Contemporary Stitch 1 e-book (NB:This one features my work)

See Contemporary Stitch 2 e-book

Grimsby Girl’s World Tour takes a stopover in Tokyo, Japan

In December 2013 The 62 Group of Textile Artists will be having an exciting exhibition at the Koyo Gallery in Tokyo, Japan. I am delighted to say that ‘ A Grimsby Girl’s World Tour • Stopover Tokyo’ (Detail shown below) and ‘A Tea Party in Tokyo’ have been selected for this exhibition and will very soon be on their way sailing to Japan. My girls (and boys) seem to travel far and wide nowadays. Shame I can’t always go with them!
Take a look at the 62 Group of Textile Artists’ new Facebook page and keep up to date with all of the group’s latest news and activities.

detail world tour

This wonderful exhibition at Salts Mill in Yorkshire features some members of the 62 Group and is well worth a visit if you are in the area.
CLOTH & MEMORY (2) is a site-specific exhibition located in the UNESCO World Heritage Site: Salts Mill, Saltaire Yorkshire UK. The exhibition features 23 artists drawn from a UK and international cohort and runs from August 18th to November 3rd 2013.

LESLEY MILLAR: Cloth & Memory Creative Director
Professor of Textile Culture, University for the Creative Arts

Participating Artists

UK: Jeanette Appleton – Caroline Bartlett – Hilary Bower – Maxine Bristow – Reece Clements –
Caren Garfen – Rachel Gray – Annie Harrison – Diana Harrison – Peta Jacobs – Philippa Lawrence – Hannah Leighton-Boyce – Celia Pym – Karina Thompson

Japan: Machiko Agano – Masae Bamba – Yasuko Fujino – Yoriko Murayama – Koji Takaki – Katsura Takasuka – Yoriko Yoneyama

Germany: Katharine Hinsberg

Norway: Kari Steihaug

The Cloth and Memory team are: Professor Lesley Millar UCA (Curator), June Hill (Project Co-ordinator), Jennifer Hallam (Project Advisor), Keiko Kawashima (Co-ordinator Japan)

There is an accompanying catalogue which I am definitely going to buy.

CLOTH & MEMORY.

Tilleke Schwarz: For the love of threads – TextileArtist.org

Threads-featuredTilleke Schwarz: For the love of threads – TextileArtist.org.

Interesting article by Tilleke Schwarz on textileartist.org. Tilleke will be showing work at the Knitting and Stitching show.
I am looking forward to giving a helping hand on her stand at Alexandra Palace in October.

Textiles: The Art of Mankind

Just got my copy of Textiles: The Art of Mankind by Mary Schoeser. It’s an impressive and lavishly illustrated large tome 24 x 29 cms in size with over 1,000 full colour illustrations. Looking forward to reading and re-reading this fantastic reference book. I immediately looked in the index for my name as I had been informed that some of my work would be included in the book. Oh my goodness, my portrait of my husband in Barcelona ‘David as Dali‘ 2010 is there full page, in all its glory on page 350. My Grandparents portrait ‘Loaves and Fishes’ 2010 is also there on page 348. The book is  published by Thames & Hudson ISBN 978-0-500-51645-4 and is available on Amazon.