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.
Newton Bow Ties.Designing, creating and exhibiting bespoke hand embroidered bow ties
2015 – 2018
TEACHING AND TALKS
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.
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
ART EXHIBITIONS, ARTICLES AND AWARDS
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
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