Mary Sleigh

artists and tutors sharing ideas imagination and skills

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Dates in my Diary

Embroiderers’ Guild Northamptonshire  Saturday 1st September 2018
Lecture Our Ecclesiastical Heritage

Layers of Stitch – Embroiderers’ Guild Grantham
Tuesday 4th September 2018
Lecture An Embroiderer’s Journey


Coventry Cathedral Symposium Saturday 10th November 2018

The Art, Architecture and Craft of the Eucharist




An Embroiderer’s Tale

Inspiration from Africa – ideas for creative people

African Textiles and Beadwork

Identity and Adornment – Africa and India

Jewels of India – traditional textile techniques

Our Ecclesiastical Textile Heritage


Design based

Design development from other cultures

African sources as inspiration for design

Activating the Surface – practical activities to explore vibrant and dynamic surfaces with reference to and inspiration from 20th century artists

Technique or stitch and fabric based

New Ways with Traditional Techniques

Edges and Embellishment

Kicking off with Kantha Quilting

African Inspirations

Piecing & Patching African Style

Book Structures for Embroiderers & Textile Artists


African Inspirations in Embroidery available from

Exploring African Themes in fabric & stitch

book cover

You can find out more about this book and order it on my website


Grantham Hospital Chapel – Chaplain’s stole
St Wulfram’s Parish Church – chasuble, stole and chalice veil
St Margaret’s Church, Laceby, Nr Grimsby – All Seasons Altar frontal, burse, chalice and veil dedicated July 2012

St Wulfram’s Parish Church – tunicle and dalmatic

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About the artist

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  • work by Mary Sleigh
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  • work by Mary Sleigh