People Who Mother

Ashton Court

Straighten up and fly right (Nat King Cole)

A group of mothers from Bristol chose the are of Ashton Court where the music festival used to be held to embroider song lyrics. We chose songs we…

Knowle West

Truth (Kayley, Hayley, Becky)

Young mothers from Knowle West took part in a year long project about data, during which they got savvy about the way their online information is used…

Cam Peak View, Dursley

Moon (Chloe)

Mothers at Dursley Library wanted to find a way to create alongside their children. I like the sense of going round in circles of this embroidery. It speaks to me…

Victoria Park, Gloucester

Sexy Lady (Katrina)

At Gloucester Library I worked with mothers whose children have additional needs. They wanted to talk about sex, and wrote the lind of words you sometimes see…

Whale Wharf, Littleton on Severn

We walk on the bed of the sea of the air (JR Carpenter)

I worked with writer Mary Paterson, digital artist JR Carpenter and cinematographer Adam Laity. On the river Severn, we explored the layers of geological preservation in…

Groznez Point, Jersey

Sigh Of All The Seas (Emily Bronte/Callie Nestleroth)

Northern Jersey is wild and windswept, and we embroidered our words across heather and gorseland. The process of GPS embroidery involves walking…

La Rocque, Jersey

La Mer Est La Mere (Sarah Dufayard)

I ran a DIY Artist residency with Live Art Development Agency in Sept 2017. Jersey’s relationship to the UK mainland brought up analogies to the UK’s relationship…

Uphill Beach, Weston Super Mare

A child who is silent until learning to speak (Niall Farnan)

A group of graduates from Bristol Institute for Performing Arts, all of whom mother, used the embroideries of other groups as stimulus and wrote about their own…

London Suburbs

Walk with my head (think with my feet) (Sarah Dufayard)

Sarah and I met on the LADA DIY residency I ran in Jersey, but she took a GPS tracker back to London to embroider some more. She described this sentence as…