Hayley Mills-Styles West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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I’m a Yorkshire based artist working with embroidery in my little home studio in Leeds. Using fabric and thread, I create textile drawings and objects that tell stories. These stories often have an autobiographical theme, exploring mental health and my childhood memories. The common theme that runs throughout my practice is memory; creating stories about my own experiences that engage the viewer.

I’m a Yorkshire based artist working with embroidery in my little home studio in Leeds. Using fabric and thread, I create textile drawings and objects that tell stories. These stories often have an autobiographical theme, exploring mental health and my childhood memories. The common theme that runs throughout my practice is memory; creating stories about my own experiences that engage the viewer.

I work with a range of traditional textile techniques like hand embroidery, appliqué and English Patchwork, combining them with the digitally embroidered drawings using my Pfaff Creative 3.0 sewing and embroidery machine.

My work has been exhibited in museums and heritage sites throughout the north including Whitby Museum, Sunny Bank Mills and the Thackray Medical Museum. I have created site specific installations that explore museum and heritage collections, allowing audiences to explore the history of objects in an innovative way.

In 2018, I became a member of the Society for Embroidered Work.

Upcoming events

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    Hayley Mills-Styles at North Yorkshire Open Studios

      Art walk  |    04/06/2022 to 12/06/2022

    North Yorkshire Open Studios is an artist led event which enables artists and makers to open their studios, meet people, promote, demonstrate and sell their work direct to the public. The event is open from 10am to 5pm on Saturday 4th June, Sunday 5th June, Saturday 11th June and Sunday 12th June. You can find out more about the event and my studio location on the event website.

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