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Hanny is an embroidery artist based in Shropshire, UK, with a great love of stitch, and a belief that embroidery, as with all art, should be about following your passion, not just following the rules. She loves to take inspiration from the rich heritage of embroidery and find her own contemporary take on goldwork, believing that finding new ways to respond to the rich heritage of the craft of goldwork keeps it alive, current and allows the artform to evolve.

Information on Hanny’s creative approach to workshops can be found HERE

Graduate of the Royal School of Needlework (FDA Hand Embroidery 2013) and Falmouth University (BA Contemporary Crafts 2014).

More about hanny’s practice can be found in her article for textileartist.org 

Hanny Newton CV 


Falmouth University Sep 2013 – June 2014  BA (Hons) Contemporary Craft

Royal School Of Needlework (Accredited through UCA). Sep 2011 – June 2013. Foundation Degree, Hand Embroidery.

Shrewsbury College Sep 2010 – May 2011. BTEC Foundation Art and Design. (Merit)

NVQ Health and Social Care, Level 2 & 3. Paragon, Skills for Industry, Bournemouth. 2009-2010

Shrewsbury Sixth form College Sep 2003 – June 2005. A Levels: English Literature (A) Sociology (B) Philosophy of Religion (B)

Belvidere Secondary School, Shrewsbury. Sep 1998 – June 2003


Whitework Corporal. Personal commission for Bishop of Shrewsbury.
Completed Feb 2019

Goldwork Pulpit Fall. Shrewsbury Unitarian Church.
Completed Nov 2018

Merchandise. Hand Embroidered goldwork dishcloths x 10 for the band Burning Salt
Goldwork embroidery informal workshop as warm up their gig at Shrewsbury Unitarian Church.
November 2018

Newton Bow Ties.Designing, creating and exhibiting bespoke hand embroidered bow ties
2015 – 2018


Goldwork Embroidery Workshop. Australian Design Centre, Sydney. October 2019

Goldwork embroidery Workshop. Embroiderers Guild of New South Wales, Sydney. October 2019

Intensive 5 day creative embroidery workshop. Geelong Fibre Forum. Geelong, Victoria, Australia. October 2019

Artist in Residence. SCOUR – Forge Mill Needle Museum, Redditch. Arts council funded
Developing and delivering 2 series of workshops leading to group exhibitions:
– public in conjunction with the museum a
– Your Ideas youth group, Redditch
Creating a personal body of artwork for exhibition in response to the project
May 2019 – Feb 2020

Goldwork Embroidery Family Workshops. Assryian themed Friday late. British Museum, London. Feb 2019

Goldwork Embroidery Workshop– Hayloft, Knole Park National Trust property. October 2018

Embroidery workshops for families. Shrewsbury Folk Festival. August 2018, 2019 &2020

Family Embroidery Workshops. Shropshire Supports Refugees. June 2018

Goldwork Embroidery Workshops. Kings College Cultural Centre. 2018, 2019 & 2020

Sustainable fashion Workshop Facilitator S4S: All Stitched up. Falmouth University & Wolverhampton University . July 2018 – March 2019

Goldwork Embroidery workshops. National Festival of Making. Blackburn Library. May 2018

Goldwork Embroidery Workshop. International Feltmakers Association, Region 9. April. 2018

Goldwork Embroidery Workshop Facilitator Shrewsbury Museum and art Gallery . Designing and delivering A 5 week series of workshops inspired by the museums collection of embroidery samplers. Feb 2018 – April 2018

Guest Speaker Bucks County WI – Stitch conference. February 23rd 2018

Goldwork Embroidery Workshop. Buck County Museum, Aylesbury. Oct 2017

Goldwork Embroidery Family Workshops. Scythian themed Friday late. British Museum, London.
Oct 2017

Goldwork Embroidery Workshops Ardington School of Crafts
Twice yearly short courses on creative goldwork.
2017 – present

Visiting Lecturer. Bedford College
Delivering talks and workshops for A-level and HND textile students on contemporary embroidery
Jan 2016 & 2017

Goldwork Embroidery Workshops and talks. Embroiderers Guilds, nationwide. UK. Over 30 groups visited.
2015 – present

Embroidery and weaving workshop leader . Sydmouth Folk Week – Children’s festival – August 2013

Royal School of Needlework, Hampton Court Palace – day class and shop assistant
2011- 2013


Exhibition – Kingfisher Centre, Redditch . 13th -19th April 2020

Art Exhibition. Encounters, Visual Art Newtork, Shrewsbury, Shropshire.
Drawings in conjunction with poet Ben Wilson. Autumn 2019

Art Exhbition. Textile Tresures at Breeze Art Fair, Penzance, Cornwall. Aug 2019

Article – Hanny Newton: The amazing qualities of goldwork. Textileartist.org
Jan 2018

Solo Exhibition, Shrewsbury Coffeehouse, Autumn 2017

Solo Exhibition, Gallery 3, The Gateway Arts Centre, Shrewsbury. March 2107

Emerging Maker Living Crafts. May 2016

Nominee Arts&Crafts Design Awards 2015

Solo Exhibition Metamorphic Textures Sunbury Embroidery Gallery. Autumn 2015

Art in Action Newcomers Tent Aug 2015

New Maker Selvedge Spring Fair 2015

Article – Pandora’s Toolbox, Featured Artist 2016

Article. Embroiderers Guild UK ‘Contact’ magazine. Autumn 2015

Article. Mr. X Stitch. Sept 2015

Handmade in Britain New Graduate Showcase 2014

Embroiderers Guild Graduate Showcase 2014

Shrewsbury Open Studios 2014

Joint winner Pewter Live Giftware Association Prize 2014

Lecture and Workshop Write up. Hereford College of Arts. Winter 2014

Runner Up – Batsford Prize 2014.

Review. Knitting and Stitching show 2014 review by Shore Cottage Studio

Interview. Images by Woolfe

6 thoughts on “About

  1. Hello Hanny, I have looked at your site (info forwarded to me from West Mids EG) and see that you live in Shrewsbury. I am booking secretary for Wrekin EG, and am wondering if you would consider giving a talk to our group in 2017? SueB

      1. That’s wonderful news, Hanny
        We meet on Wednesday evenings in Muxton, Telford
        on the 4th Wed of the month.
        At the moment the dates for 2017 remaining are:
        Apr 26th, July 20th, and Oct 26th.
        Please letme know if any of these dates are suitable….

        Thanks again, SueB

  2. We are in the process of setting up an independent stitch group in Shrewsbury (previously Shrewsbury Embroiderers’ Guild) and wondered if you would be interested in doing a talk or possibly workshop in the future?

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