Door to Door Darning with Michael Swaine, 2008

Michael Swaine darns at the Alexandra Palace bus-stop, October 2008. Photo by Rob Kennard. This was an important project, in two ways. It was the first for which I received direct Arts Council England support, rather than via an organisation (although it was a feature at 2008 The Knitting and Stitching Show, and the then … More Door to Door Darning with Michael Swaine, 2008

Working with the Twisted Thread portfolio (an historical view)

Image: Work by Alice Kettle at the Spring Knitting & Stitching Show 2013. More information to follow on Twisted Thread projects. As I’ve been installation manager for Twisted Thread since October 2002, I want to add in some historical information about this work. Every year there have been new projects, different artists and galleries to … More Working with the Twisted Thread portfolio (an historical view)

European Quilt Triennial at Festival of Quilts, August 2010

The Palatinate museum at Heidelberg always puts together a great selection of work for this triennial. Quilts are not really my favourite textile form, but this gallery never fails to please me – the standard is so high. It was great to work again with Dr Kristine Scherer, the museum curator, and Inge Huber, one … More European Quilt Triennial at Festival of Quilts, August 2010

Holland Paper Biennial at The Knitting & Stitching Show 2010

Really hard work but the gallery looked great and we had so many lovely comments about it. Great team working on it too – thanks guys. We brought works from around half of the artists in the original Netherlands show: Desiree de Baar, Kuin Heuff, Boukje Voet and Ton Zwerver from the host country; Peter … More Holland Paper Biennial at The Knitting & Stitching Show 2010