Dorothy Tucker

from London, UK

Dorothy Tucker is known for her expertise in Kantha and in exploring how these intriguing quilts can inform contemporary textiles.

Kantha are the embroidered quilts from Bengal, made from the good parts of old worn saris.
They are layered and held together with fascinating variations of the running stitch, giving decorative designs and quilted textures.

born in India, my choice to stitch by hand is informed by my research into kantha.

I like to be out-of-doors working directly from what I see and feel, leading into my contemporary mixed-media textile pieces.

Dorothy has been a tutor for the Opus School of Textile Arts Degree Programme and Education Officer at the Embroiderers’ Guild.

Dorothy Tucker exhibits her work regularly with PRISM and the Textile Study Group. Her work is included in DIS/rupt, a new curated Textile Study Group exhibition which opened at the Stroud International Textile Festival in May 2017 and will be touring to four museums in the U.K. during 2018.

She has travelled to many parts of the world. Her interest in the way that textiles can express meaning across many cultural boundaries is reflected in the community arts projects she has delivered with Shared Heritage, most recently The Harmony Project featuring the botanical drawings of Christopher Dresser, and Care & Comfort in The First World War with The National Archives.

  • You like to explore hand stitching and quilting?
  • You would like to include historic stitching styles in your art quilts?

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