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. Her doctoral research explored the relationship between the rhythms and patterns of skilful hand-stitching processes and the crafting of mutuality and cooperation practised in collective making. Emma continues to explore the impact and value of creative and collaborative making and drawing workshops as tools for doing research.
Contact: School of Art, Design and Architecture, Arts University Bournemouth, Wallisdown Road, Poole, Dorset BH12 5HH, UK.