Sarah Joy Ford

My research and practice negotiates sexuality as a set of narratives, fictions, histories and kinship structures through embroidery, quilting and pattern making. Working with textiles situates my practice within the historically rich and complex relationship between needlework and women; one that has acted both as a tool for oppression and a weapon of resistance. This history incorporates an assortment of othered making practices, quilts, banners, knitting, folk art and other unruly, disobedient objects. It is this historical closeness to resistance, disobedience and outsider-ship from institutionalism that provides a material space to articulate, challenge and make visible queer sexualities.

The Newbridge Project