Author Archives: Mary Sleigh

About Mary Sleigh

Textile artist, tutor and author - passionate about fabrics, stitching and helping others to develop ideas.

DIS/rupt is over

It’s all over now until the exhibition moves to Oldham in December. There was a wonderful response in Stroud and here is a great quote below from Arts Council England! “Very impressed, not only by how DIS/rupt addresses the challenges we … Continue reading

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Select Festival 2017, Stroud

It’s been a long time since I last added a post. I have been busily involved in making my work for the TSG exhibition DIS/rupt to be shown at the Stroud Select Festival 2017. We were urged to respond to … Continue reading

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Make:Shift Conference Manchester

Two wonderful, thought- provoking days about innovation, collaboration, sustainability, health and well being and social innovation. It was an amazing opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with a wide range people, experts in their fields and a diverse group of … Continue reading

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Make:Shift

I’m looking forward to going to Make:Shift, the 2 day conference in Manchester next week, exploring craft and innovation. 10-11 November 2016 at the Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/what-we-do/makeshift/ Disappointed that I can’t stay on and go to Maker … Continue reading

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Turner Contemporary

I was lucky enough to see two works by Yinka Shonibare at the Turner Contemporary Gallery in Margate and the new exhibition,  J M W Turner, Adventures in Colour – both wonderful! http://www.turnercontemporary.org

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Groundwork Gallery

What a wonderful morning visiting this new gallery in Kings Lynn! Sunlight & Gravity – work by Roger Ackling and Richard Long is on exhibition until 30th October 2016. http://www.groundworkgallery.com

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African inspiration

Another lovely hard working group, this time from Herts & North Beds Embroiderers’ Guild produced some experiments based on African constructed textiles, raffia cloths and an adinkra cloth from Ghana.   Experimenting with seams  

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