Worn Stories: Material and Memory in Bradford 1880-2015 - Edited with Jennie Kiff, 2019, Hive, National Lottery Heritage Fund PDF available. Contact me for details.

Lasting Impressions - with Hannah Lamb,2018,Stitch:Print:Weave Press

'Piecing it Together': Finding ways in to Gawthorpe Textile Collection in Significance, 2016, Manchester Metropolitan University & Gawthorpe Textiles Collection.

Slow Stitch: Mindful and Contemplative Textile Art, Batsford, London, 2015 (8th reprint)

The Fabric of Bradford, Hive, Claire Wellesley-Smith (images and text from Heritage Lottery funded project about the textile dyeing heritage of Bradford 1800-1913)PDF available. Contact me for details.

Slow Colour, Community and Wellbeing, Journal for Spinners, Weavers and Dyers, 245, Spring 2013 

Out There, Hive, Claire Wellesley-Smith (2012) (Images and text from Big Lottery / Mind funded project exploring wellbeing through creative engagement with local green spaces)


Conference Papers

Crafting Resilience: Textile heritage projects and wellbeing in post-industrial communities.Cultural Heritage for Mental Health, Ghent, Belgium, November 2018 (a blog post about this presentation here)

Textiles, heritage and wellbeing - Makers in Museums - Gawthorpe Textile Collection, June 2018

The Red Bed - Textile and Place - Manchester Metropolitan University, The Whitworth Gallery, April 2018

Making Emerging Research VisibleGawthorpe Textile Collection, July 2016

Local Colour: Community, Craft and Resilience - A Symposium on Damage and Repair, University of the Creative Arts, Farnham, March 2016

Fragments of intimacy: Exploring the commonplace through a dyer’s notebook. Infinite and Various, a symposium about Bradford Textile Archive, April 2014


Doctoral research

I am currently studying for a part-time PhD funded by the Open University. My research is about community engagement and heritage: can involvement in slow textile projects craft resilience in post-industrial textile communities? 



Embroidery Magazine Cover feature about my work: November December 2016 issue 

UK Handmade Winter 2015

Embroidery Magazine Nov/Dec 2015 (book review)