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Artist Anne Kelly

Found textiles are at the heart of Anne’s work

a more emotional and creative drive to save, incorporate and honour these fragile survivors…

Deena Beverley
‘Textile Travels’ published October 2020
Cover ‘ Embroidery’ magazine
Anne Kelly signing books at the Fashion and Textile Museum, London

Anne Kelly makes work that draws on many aspects of her life. She layers, patches, embroiders and stitches stories. Her work is complex in method but her finished pieces have clarity and are delivered in an accomplished yet accessible aesthetic.

Jane Audas

Anne is an award winning Canadian born, UK based artist, author and tutor. Her multilayered and densely stitched textiles have been described as ‘small worlds’. Trained in Canada and at Goldsmiths College in London, she creates wall hangings and objects using a mixture of mixed media collage and hand and machine embroidery. Her teaching and gallery work take her around the UK and abroad. For current exhibitions, events and workshops see her News page.

Anne’s four books for Batsford connect her practice with her teaching and project work. She exhibits in solo and group exhibitions, nationally and internationally and has been artist in residence in a beautiful garden in Sussex and a hilltop village in Italy. She is a member of the Embroiderers Guild UK, the Crafts Council Directory the Society for Embroidered Work and the European Textile Network. To contact Anne please use the form on this site.

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