b. 1939

First Professor of Embroidery/Textiles in the UK – Manchester Metropolitan University 1968–1993.

Renowned  maker of  stitched  works in both public and private collections – always abstract – the pictures result from  an artist who was the first in the UK to use embroidery stitches in a manner that made ‘the medium as the message’.

Author of numerous  books on Stitch.  Leading authority on hand embroidery – Consultant at The Calico Museum of Textiles, Ahmedabad, India, since 1994.

2007 Author The Migration of Stitch  & the practice of stitch as movement, Sarabhai Foundation, Calico Museum of Textiles, Ahmedabad, India.

2012 Author Indian Embroideries Volume II Part 2, Sarabhai Foundation, Gujarat, India.

www.calicomuseum.org

Hand Stitch Perspectives Alice Kettle and Jane McKeating Bloomsbury 2012 Chapter 10 From Madras to Manchester

Biography by Diana Springall Twelve British Embroiderers Gakken Tokyo 1984 plates 71–78 text 105

Diana Springall A Brave Eye by June Hill  Bloomsbury 2011 Chapter 10 Collection