about

Hannah Lamb is a textile artist, lecturer and author, based at her home studio in Bingley, West Yorkshire. Her creative practice focusses on recording a sense of place through careful observation and material investigation. She works with a range of textile processes, including stitch, print and fabric manipulation, creating textile artworks from an intimate scale to larger installation works.

An interest in textile archives and local textile industry has led to recent research projects and exhibitions with Salts Mill, Bradford Textile Archive, Sunny Bank Mills and Bradford School of Art.

Hannah's first solo book, Poetic Cloth; Creating Meaning in Textile Art, was published by Batsford (2019).

Hannah Lamb gained a BA (Hons.) Embroidery (2001) and MA Textiles (2010) from Manchester Metropolitan University. She has lectured in embroidery and design at Bradford School of Art (Bradford College) since 2004, where she is currently Programme Leader for Textiles. Hannah exhibits nationally and internationally and is an exhibiting member of the 62 Group of Textile Artists.


selected exhibitions

2021

Connected Cloth: Exploring the Global Nature of Textiles, The 62 Group of Textile Artists for The British Textile Biennial at The Whitaker, Rossendale, Lancashire.

Home/Work at The Knitting & Stitching Show, Alexandra Palace and Harrogate Convention Centre.

2019

CONSTRUCT, The 62 Group of Textile Artists at Sunny Bank Mills, Farsley, West Yorkshire.

2018 - 2020

CTRL/Shift, The 62 Group of Textile Artists at Midland Arts Centre, National Centre for Craft & Design, 20-21 Visual Arts Centre and Scunthorpe Central (touring).

Clocking Off, Sunny Bank Mills gallery, Farsley, Leeds, West Yorkshire.

2016-17

Making Space, The 62 Group of Textile Artists at The Silk Museum, Macclesfield, The Knitting & Stitching Show, London and Edinburgh (touring).

Made in the Middle ’30 (online) Craftspace. http://madeinthemiddle.org/30-years-30-makers-2/makers.html

2015

Material Evidence, Sunny Bank Mills gallery, Farsley, Leeds, West Yorkshire.

62 Group: NOW!, The 62 Group of Textile Artists at Upfront Gallery, Cumbria.

Pinpoint II, One Church Street Gallery, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire.

Pick & Mix; Artists responding to the Bradford Textile Archive, The Dye House Gallery, Bradford.

2014

Ebb & Flow, The 62 Group of Textile Artists at The Fishing Heritage Centre, Grimsby, Lincolnshire.

Spectrum, Unit Twelve, Stafford.

2013

In Search of Green, The Bowery, Headingley, Leeds (solo exhibition).

Pinpoint, One Church Street Gallery, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire.



awards

Arts Council England - Developing Your Creative Practice award, 2021.

Arts Council Yorkshire, - Grants for the Arts, 2004.

BBC Homes & Antiques - Talent Around Britain (shortlisted), 2004.

West Midlands Arts - Creative Ambitions Award, 2002.

Crafts Council - Next Move, 2002-2004.


commissions

Fragment of a Dress - 2022 (forthcoming)

An interactive textile artwork for Brontë Parsonage Museum.


Lasting Impressions - 2016 & 2017

A collaborative and publicly engaged site specific work with Claire Wellesley-Smith at Salts Mill, commissioned by Saltaire Inspired for Saltaire Arts Trail.


Linear Mapping - 2014-15

Installation work for ‘Pinpoint II’ exhibition. Commissioned by One Church Street Gallery, Buckinghamshire.



publications


'Poetic Cloth: Creating Meaning in Textile Art' - Batsford, 2019.

'Lasting Impressions' with Claire Wellesley-Smith - Stitch, Print, Weave Press, 2018.


Work also in:

Textiles Transformed by Mandy Patullo. Batsford, 2020.

Ctrl/Shift: New Directions in Textile Art, Liz Cooper & Sue Stone (Eds.). England: The 62 Group of Textile Artists, 2019.

Textile Folk Art by Anne Kelly. Batsford, 2018.

Cyanotypes on Fabric by Ruth Brown. SC Publications, 2016.

Slow Stitch by Claire Wellesley-Smith. Batsford, 2015.

Natural Processes in Textile Art by Alice Fox. Batsford, 2015.


press

Embroidery 'Material Matters; Blue Dye Thinking' by June Hill. March/April 2022

Yorkshire Post 'My Yorkshire' (weekend supplement) 30 Oct. 2021

Embroidery 'Embroidery Loves' Nov/Dec 2021

Hole & Corner blog British Textiles Biennial - a tour with Rue Pigalle Oct 2021

Selvedge blog 'Poetic Cloth: Interview with Hannah Lamb' Oct 08, 2021

Obscura Magazine  'The Poetic Cloth' by Toby Crispy. Sept. 2020

Embroidery 'Construct' (exhibition review) by June Hill. Nov./Dec. 2019.

Embroidery 'Time & Place' by June Hill. Sept/Oct 2019.

Embroidery ‘Out of the Blue’ by June Hill. Nov/Dec 2015 (p.10 - 15).

TextileArtist.org (interview) ‘A kind of gentle presence’ by Sam Pitcher


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