Monday, 27 March 2017

Embroiderers Guild Scholar 2016-2017

Exploring the musical life of Mary Frances Heaton and her struggles with mental health 1837-1878. Satin pocket books reflect her connection to high society and education, hand stitched love letters and samplers  express her opinions and gave Mary a voice which has created facinating a insight to her and the social history of the West Riding Pauper & Lunatic Asylum.

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Print,stitch and patchwork workshop today at the Hepworth Wakefield.
Material Narratives

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Workshop at the Hepworth last week printing with flowers.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Putting work together ready for Saturdays workshops at the Hepworth Wakefield.

Looking forward to meeting everyone taking part.

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Reflecting on my work after a busy morning in the print room. 
I am trying to piece together elements of Mary Frances Heaton's ambitions as a musician and if her gift kept her spirit alive whilst in a dark place. Her embroidered samplers gave her a voice and maybe music gave her solace.

Sunday, 8 January 2017

New Work 

The musicality of Mary's life and the embroidered messages she would sew into other patients stays has inspired my new work. I have been busy embroidering and developing new ideas.
My previous work can still be seen at the Mental health museum Wakefield until June.