Author Archives: Mary Sleigh

About Mary Sleigh

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

Making time

I found this quotation in a sketchbook whilst clearing out my workroom, one of many displacement activities before I settle down to making work. An African quotation just right for the times at the moment. ‘Europeans have watches, Africans have … Continue reading

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Echoes in the water : Traces in the land

Jan and I have agreed our title for our joint exhibition at The Ropewalk Gallery, Barton on Humber in September 2020 – Echoes in the water : traces in the landSo, we feel energised once again! Tile works have been … Continue reading

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On location at Barton on Humber

A fine clear morning was perfect for another visit to the area around Barton. It was a magical sight as we approached the river and the bridge, the mist rising gently. As the sun broke through I walked along the … Continue reading

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Making work – Ropewalk Gallery, Barton

Unexpected – arranged by nature Found and bound – developing ideas Have spent many happy hours exploring Barton-on-Humber in all sorts of weather, researching the area, foraging and recording. It’s an exciting prospect to develop work for an exhibition at … Continue reading

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DIS/rupt is over

It’s all over now until the exhibition moves to Oldham in December. There was a wonderful response in StroudĀ 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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