Current and Forthcoming Exhibitions, Events, Press and Workshops

Maudie’s House, for the Embroiderer’s Guild members’ ‘Home’ Exhibition


I am selling work in my shop on this site and donating 10% of all sales to our local Nourish Community Foodbank. I am also contributing to the great Artist Support Pledge on social media with 10 % of those sales also going to Nourish.

I was delighted to be shortlisted to the second round of judging for the prestigious Vlieseline Fine Art Textiles Award this year with ‘Stay at Home’.

I’m pleased to have had a piece ‘Bird 2’ selected for the Swiss Fiber Art Collective’s exhibition ‘ Un/framed – selected hoop art’ which is exhibiting in the Kunstraum Winterthur from 3- 10 October 2020 and at the Nadelwelt Friedrichschafen in Germany from 6 November.

Haberdashery Memory Box

Anne Kelly – Well Travelled – Ruthin Craft Centre – 20 March – 10 July 2021

I’m completely thrilled and excited to announce my solo exhibition at the Ruthin Craft Centre, Wales.

The exhibition will focus on work connecting travel and identity and coincides with the publication of my fourth title for Batsford Books called ‘Textile Travels’ available now. There will be two workshops to coincide with the exhibition dates TBC.

‘Pour l’Amour du Fil’ – featured artist, Nantes, 21-24 April 2021


Thrilled that ‘Corali’ features on the cover of ‘Embroidery’ magazine Nov/Dec 2020
Recent feature on my practice by Caroline Zoob and Jane Audas, the ‘Stitchers Journal’
Piece on my ‘Quarantine Quilt’ project (above) on Mr. X Stitch

Thanks to Textiel Plus (Netherlands) for this piece written by Jane Audas.

Workshops 2020-21

I was delighted to be a part of a new series of online workshops with French General ‘New England Roots’ part of their Threads Together – Stitched Apart series – details here – more coming soon!

‘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.


All online and in person courses currently full – watch this space for new ones as they are confirmed.


Many of these listings have been rescheduled and are being held with safety guidelines and social distancing in place.

I have been asked to tutor at the wonderful West Dean College. ‘Folk Art Narratives’ is in January from 28th – 31st. Details about the course and new safety measures here. Course is FULL

Really looking forward to joining Jo and her team at Cowslip Workshops in Cornwall for two courses in her newly refurbished premises, with all safety measures in place. ‘Western Weeds’ one day course on 26th March and ‘Travels in Textiles’ on 27 and 28 March. Details here.

Thrilled to be returning to the lovely Unit 12 on April 10th in Staffordshire for a one day socially distanced (of course!) workshop ‘ House and Home’. Details here.

Delighted to be joining French General in France next June 2-9 for a week of French- inspired making and living. Workshop is FULL.

‘Birds and Collages’ at the lovely Elm Farm Studio near Colchester – 2 x 2 day courses – 16, 17 June and 18, 19 June 2021
NEW Les Soeurs Anglaises – very excited to be working with this lovely team in France in 2021. Moving Memories is from 5-12 July – limited spaces prompt booking is recommended.
Bath Textiles Summer School is from 2020 to 24 and 25 August 2021. You can see all the details here
I am looking forward to lots of fun and wonderful catering at Hope and Elvis
in Welbeck – ‘Travels in Textiles’  is a two day course, on September 4 and 5, 2021

Delighted to be returning to Sussex Prairies Garden in Henfield, near Brighton in the Summer Season of 2021. I’m running two garden themed courses – you can book directly with me – limited spaces and £ 45 each.

June 12, 2021 – Make a Garden Textile Folding Book

September 11, 2021 – Make a Garden Textile Sketchbook

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