Hannah Lamb West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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Based in Bingley, West Yorkshire, I am an exhibiting artist, lecturer and author. My creative practice focusses on recording a sense of place through careful observation and material investigation. I work 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.

I gained a BA (Hons.) Embroidery (2001) and MA Textiles (2010) from Manchester Metropolitan University. I have lectured in embroidery and design at Bradford School of Art since 2004, where I am currently Programme Leader for Textiles & Surface Design. I exhibit widely and am an exhibiting member of the 62 Group of Textile Artists.

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


Bastard Cloths, Cotton, linen, paper and wool patchwork piecing with hand stitch and appliqué., 2015, NFS


Draft, Hand stitch on tracing paper & cyanotype on silk, 2015, NFS


Baptism, Cyanotype on silk, with hand stitch and appliqué, 2014, NFS


In Search of Green, Cyanotype, hand stitch, applique, natural dye, vintage garment pieces, silk, cotton, linen. Installation work; dimensions vary., 2013, NFS


[De]Constructed Cloth, Mixed-fibre textile, mirror, bobbin. Cyanotype, print, dye and hand stitch., 2019, NFS


The Sampling Project, Silk, cotton and mixed fibre textiles. Plant dye, print, devoré and stitch., 2018, NFS


Projects and exhibitions


Lasting Impressions: Cloth Taxonomies

27/05/2017 — 29/05/2017

For Saltaire Arts Trail 2017 the artists created 'Lasting Impressions: Cloth Taxonomies' as a means to archive the responses from 2016. Again participants were invited to become a part of the performance, taking one of the numbered labels from 2016 and matching it to the corresponding fired porcelain tile. People were invited to select a length...

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Lasting Impressions

28/05/2016 — 30/05/2016

In May 2016 Hannah Lamb and Claire Wellesley-Smith created a performative and participatory work called Lasting Impressions in the vast space of the spinning room at Salts Mill, West Yorkshire. During the three days of Saltaire Arts Trail they invited visitors to take part in the work by contributing an impression of an item of clothing they...

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