Image: Work by Alice Kettle at the Spring Knitting & Stitching Show 2013.
I was freelance installation manager for “Twisted Thread” from 2003 to 2018, and also researched and curated a number of shows for them. This organisation ran The Knitting & Stitching Shows in England, Scotland and Ireland, and The Festival of Quilts (now all operated by Upper Street Events). My first project as was a curatorial assistant in 2002 on The 62 Group of Textile Artists, 40th anniversary show “In Retrospect”. Every year there were new projects, different artists and galleries to work with.
Artists and organisations included: Jeanette Appleton (UK), Diane Bates (UK), Louise Baldwin(UK), Jan Beaney and Jean Littlejohn (UK), Eszter Bornemisza (Hungary), Jo Budd (UK), Dorothy Caldwell (Canada), Julia Caprara (UK), Crats Council, Beryl Dean (UK), Embroiderers Guild, Anthony Green RA & Mary Cozens-Walker (UK), Janice Gunner (UK), Rozanne Hawkesley (UK), Lilian Hedley (UK), Hilary Hollingworth (UK), Raymond Honeyman (UK), Rachael Howard (UK), Inge Hueber (UK/Netherlands), Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef (USA), Irish Patchwork Society, Michael and Judith James (USA), Alice Kettle (UK), Paddy Killer (UK), Joanna Kinnersly-Taylor (UK), Chunghie Lee (South Korea/USA), Tom Lundberg (USA), Quilt Art Group (international), Quilters Guild, Barbara Lee Smith (USA), Helene Soubeyran (France), Royal School of Needlework, Studio Art Quilt Associates (USA/international), Tilleke Schwarz (Netherlands), Yoshiko Wada (Japan/USA), Audrey Walker (UK).