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Welcome to Fiona D Artisan - Artist, Teacher, Mentor

I live on the isle of Arran, off the west coast of Scotland.  I am a textile artist & meditation teacher and, in recent years, I have brought these two worlds together.   I also run a large community stitching project - Stitched Stories & Wellbeing.    In my own practice I create work for exhibitions & also teach classes.     I have an Etsy Store where I sell handmade items & digital products.  

Stitched Stories exhibits in Antwerp

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We are delighted to be exhibiting with Cas Holmes in her exhibition Places, Spaces & Traces in Antwerp.  This exhibition shares several linked narratives but our contribution focused on the plight of refugees that have travelled the perilous journey across the English channel.  Stitched Stories began life on the Isle of Arran and, as an island community, we are very aware that conditions at sea can change very quickly.  Some of our members came together to create this piece, a story cloth of our time, but the stitched words were first spoken by refugees.  The exhibition is in a church in Antwerp, Sint Anna-ten-Drieën from 19th June to the 25 September. Two statements stand out - 'I miss my baby she's dead' and 'Listen to the silence of the humans.'  Sometimes art has to say things that are difficult to here.  This is one of those times.  

My thanks to Claire Phillips, Charlotte Treglown, Judy Payne, Lorraine Tait, Freya Gaea, Coral Smith & Faye Waterlow for their wonderful contribitions.  

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