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Lynn Setterington

Senior Lecturer Textiles in Practice, Manchester Metropolitan University

Lynn Setterington is a Senior Lecturer on the Textiles in Practice programme. She is major British textile artist, known for her innovative socially engaged projects with marginalised groups, both nationally and internationally. Her work is held in many private and public collections including the V&A, Denver Museum, the IQSC, USA the Whitworth Art Gallery, Embroiderers Guild and the Terrance Higgins Trust. Her PhD explored the hidden values and tensions in shared embroidery with supervisors Professors Lesley Millar and Simon Olding. She has received funding from the Arts Council, UK Trade and Investment, HEFC, the Crafts Council of the UK and the Heritage Lottery Fund. In 2008 she became an Associate Fellow of the International Quilt Study Center in the US and in 2009 she was awarded a Public Engagement Fellowship at MMU and in 2013 a runner up Knowledge Exchange Award.

Lynn Setterington is a member of:

Arts and Health Research Group
Art Pedagogic Experiment Research Group
Design Research Hub

Her research interests include the history of collaborative making and quilting, signature quilts as social networking, the effectiveness of hands-on craft practice, memory cloth and tactile textiles.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer Textiles in Practice, Manchester Metropolitan University


  • 2018 
    University of Brighton, PhD in Textiles