Publications

Slow Stitch: Mindful and Contemplative Textile Art, Batsford, London, 2015 

The book is currently being reprinted for a third time and will be widely available again soon.

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

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 PDF available here.

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)

 

Press

TextileArtist.org 

UK Handmade Winter 2015

Embroidery Magazine Nov/Dec 2015

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

Embroidery Magazine feature about my work: November December 2016 issue

 

Conference Papers

Making Emerging Research Visible - Gawthorpe Textile Collection, July 2016

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