CarolAnn is an artist and educator specialising in hand embroidery based in Yorkshire. She teaches hand embroidery, English Paper piecing, darning, patchwork and reverse appliqué, stitched shibori and eco printing.
She has a BA (Hons) in Contemporary Surface Pattern and Textiles.
CarolAnn's own practice explores the importance of Slow textiles and traditional skills. She has been running a community project at Sunny Bank Mills in Farsley, Yorkshire for over 2 years called CommunityCloth@Sunnybank Mills bringing together ex mill workers and the local community to stitch/quilt.
She runs workshops in her home in Yorkshire, Sunny Bank Mills, Farsley, Rural Arts - Thirsk and is available for talks and workshops.
2019. Rural Arts, Thirsk - small projects - Hearts & Crafts and Children's Art Club.
Stitch-Up - Summer School
2018 P\T Embroidery Tutor - HIVE Shipley. Worn Stories Project.
P/T lecturer - Bradford School of Art - intro crochet & Knit, Patchwork and raised embroidery. Tutorials. Until May 2018.
2017 Second Artist - Stitched Together Project with Rural Arts Outreach. Launched by the Army Welfare Service to offer military families the opportunity to build relationships in their local community that would create support networks away from home. Working with four groups in Catterick, Topcliffe and Dishforth. Teaching hand embroidery, eco print and dyeing, shibori, quilting, English paper piecing, screen printing, cyanotype and applique. This project finished with an exhibition at the Green Howard’s Museum in December 2017 . Dionne Swift (Lead Artist) and I took this exhibition to Stitching Shows in Glasgow and Birmingham in 2018.
2010-2016. Worked for a knitting manufacturer for six years.
Events & Exhibitions:
Artists in Action. Knitting & Stitching Show. Harrogate 28th Nov-1st Dec 2019.
Shibori & EPP. Fashion & Embroidery Show. 14-17th March 2019, NEC. Birmingham.
Demonstrating & Workshops. The Creative Craft Show. 31 Jan-2 Feb 2019. EventCity, Manchester.
Demonstrating & Workshops. The Creative Craft Show. 25-28th Oct 2018. SEC, Glasgow.
Stitched Together Exhibition - Nov-Dec 2017. Green Howard’s Museum, Richmond
HOST Huddersfield – 2011
New Designers – July 2010. Islington Design Centre. London
Degree Show – 2010. Bradford School of Arts & Media