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Emma Shercliff

Dr Emma Shercliff is a stitcher, researcher and writer who has been involved with creative, community-based textile-making activities as both workshop leader and participant for over 20 years. She is a Senior Lecturer in Textiles at the Arts University Bournemouth and teaches on the MRes Arts, supervising graduate students. Her research focuses on creative participatory approaches to design, making and cultural engagement applicable to cross- and interdisciplinary settings. She coordinates the Stitching Together research network, which brings together researchers, professional textile practitioners, project commissioners and enthusiast textile maker groups to foster critical dialogue around participatory textile making in research and practice.

Contact: School of Art, Design and Architecture, Arts University Bournemouth, Wallisdown Road, Poole, Dorset BH12 5HH, UK.