Author Archives: Mary Sleigh

About Mary Sleigh

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

Good news for the Ropewalk Gallery!

They have received a grant so they can keep the doors of the quarter mile Arts Centre open. It is wonderful to be able to immerse oneself for a while in somewhere beautiful and inspiring and enjoy the cafe, shop, … Continue reading

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Echoes in the water:traces in the land

Soulmates – featured in Found and Bound now showing at The Ropewalk, Barton on Humber Collecting has always been important in developing my ideas, and although my finds may not be valuable they are precious to me – the essence … Continue reading

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Echoes in the water: traces in the land

Ropewalk Gallery Barton on Humber The exhibition opens on Saturday 12th September so Jan and Mary were delighted to deliver their work to the gallery – a lovely space leading out into a delightful garden.Here we are deep in conversation … Continue reading

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Echoes in the Water : Traces in the Land

Exhibition of new artwork by Mary Sleigh and Jan Miller at the Ropewalk Gallery in Barton on Humber will open on Saturday 12th September. Their topics resonate with the local area, the landscape, history, and industry. While exploring, they have … Continue reading

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Cool green moss

I enjoyed my visits to Japanese moss gardens and especially loved those moments of tranquility, surrounded by cool green moss, so I’ve been collecting cool mossy images – just what I need occasionally especially in these strange and unsettling times.

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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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