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Criminal Quilts

About this project

Criminal Quilts has been developed by Ruth Singer since 2012. The original project was a commission from the Shire Hall Gallery inspired by photographs of Victorian women criminals with their hands on their chests. Since 2017 Ruth has been Artist in Residence at Staffordshire Record Office, researching 500 women. Ruth won the Fine Art Quilt Masters prize in 2016 for one of her Criminal Quilts pieces. The exhibition is now touring the UK.

Pricing

£150 — £3500

Keywords

commission, heritage, museum, archive, quilt, criminal

Disciplines

Textiles, Conceptual

Materials

Textiles
Criminal Quilts : Shawl
Photographer: Paul Lapsley
Digital print of 500 mugshots of women criminals from Stafford Prison. Hand quilted and backed with antique shawl
Criminal Quilts : Shawl
Photographer: Paul Lapsley
Digital print of 500 mugshots of women criminals from Stafford Prison. Hand quilted and backed with antique shawl
Criminal Quilts - Hanging
Photographer: Joanne Withers (Archive photograph Staffordshire Archives).
Four layered piece using naturally-dyed silk organza, reverse appliqué, hand embroidery, appliqué and print of original photograph.
Criminal Quilts - Patchwork
Photographer: Joanne Withers
Traditional paper pieced patchwork using antique fabrics, with digital print, hand embroidery and appliqué. 2m long.
Agnes
Photographer: Paul Lapsley
Digital print with hand embroidery from original prison mugshot. Part of a larger quilt.

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Disciplines Textiles, Conceptual
Materials Textiles

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