Exhibitions and Workshops

part of ‘Well Travelled’ at Ruthin Craft Centre


Anne Kelly – Well Travelled – Ruthin Craft Centre – 28 May – 17 July 2021

My major solo exhibition, which has just finished – the gallery have made a series of films of me discussing the work in the exhibition which you can view here by Dewi Tannatt Lloyd. Watch this space for touring venues and related exhibitions.

‘Unfinished Journey Canoe’
Books and products available from the retail gallery at Ruthin Craft Centre

‘Stay at Home’ detail and passport cover

‘This Ain’t the Archies’ – group portrait exhibition with international artists and makers at Timeless Textiles Gallery, Newcastle, NSW, Australia, 2 August – 12 September 2021 This has been extended until November

‘Me and My Toy Dog’

Pleased to have this piece selected for ‘A Beautiful Mess’ at the Fibreworks Gallery near Vancouver, Canada from 18 September – 31 October 2021

‘Pour l’Amour du Fil’ – featured artist, Nantes, 29 September -2 October 2021

‘Undersea Mobile’

Delighted to have ‘Undersea Mobile’ selected for the 2021 Society for Embroidered Work (SEW) exhibition in Rome later this year.

Excited to be a guest artist at Loop London during London Craft Week 2021 – I will be there on Friday 8 October to sign copies of my books ‘Textile Folk Art’ and ‘Textile Travels’ from 4 – 5:30 pm. I’ll also have a little pop – up shop of small items for sale. There is a lovely post on their blog about this event and my practice.

Workshops and Talks

I’m an experienced tutor, teaching all ages and abilities of students, providing guidance and inspiration with a range of creative and supportive classes. I have taught all over the world, online and in person, and am a short course tutor at the prestigious West Dean College. I also deliver weekly themed courses for Kent Adult Education online, which enables me to connect with students all around the UK. I am also happy to deliver a one hour long talk on my practice online from my studio or in person. Contact me for details and fees. My course information and titles are protected under copyright.

‘Tea on the Pantiles’ a kit for Pincushion Pantiles, with applique and embroidery from their website. Inspired by the beautiful Pantiles in Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

Please contact me for details about courses and talks for guilds and groups, in person or online.


Many of these listings have been rescheduled and are being held with safety guidelines and social distancing in place. Please check with the venue when booking for further details.


October 10, 2021 – Loop London – Folk Art Sampler – one day workshop, limited spaces FULL

November 21- 24, 2021 -Delighted to be returning to West Dean College again for my ‘Folk Art Narratives’ course, details here


Delighted to be joining French General in France next June 1-8 for a week of French- inspired making and living.

Back at Alexandra Waylett for a reprise of ‘Birds and Collages’ -23 and 24 June 2022. You can book here.

The lovely ‘Moving Memories in Mixed Media’ workshop event at Les Soeurs Anglaises in France is from 6 – 12 July 2022. Details here.

Bath Textiles Summer School has been postponed to 2022. The original class ‘House and Home’ is fully booked but I am offering a new class ‘Mapping Your Travels’ on 25 and 26 August – details here.

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