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About

My creative practice is influenced primarily by my immediate surroundings; the landscape and stories entwined within it. I use my daily walks as an opportunity to savour experiences and note seasonal changes, the weather patterns, sights and sounds of the countryside where I live, which I then use as starting points for my stitched works.

I use repurposed fabrics, natural dyes and earth pigments in my work, making each piece unique and a celebration of the materials chosen, a chance to revel in the handmade, in the perfection of imperfection. Each piece is a marker of time, a celebration of the slow, deliberate marks made using just thread and needle.

Awards

Arts Council England, Developing Your Creative Practice grant, June 2022

'The Seekers' (based on the Vignettes Quilt pattern by Heidi Parkes), 3rd place, Handwork, QuiltCon, Phoenix, Arizona, USA, February 2022

Press

'Samantha Boot: Garlick Lane art exhibition on show at St Mary's church Ashley',

Hampshire Chronicle (in print and online), August 2023;

'Stitched Memories', Spring issue  Art Quilting Studio magazine, March 2023;

'Samantha Boot: Stitch, Create, Make with needle and thread', Issue 13 The Digital Cloth eMagazine, October 2022;

‘Earn Your Stripes’, article, Stripes Issue / issue 16 Curated Quilts, July 2021;

‘Scavenger Hunt: Look to the Light’ (based on the pattern by Heidi Parkes), gallery quilt,

Covid Issue / issue 15 Curated Quilts, April 2021.

Selected Exhibitions

2024

Spring Craft Collection, New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, UK

2023

Shape & Context, CAS Summer Exhibition, Andover, UK

On Garlick Lane  (Solo Exhibition), Ashley, Hampshire, UK

The Time Of Her Life III, The House Of Smalls (Dollhouse Gallery), Chipping Campden, UK

St Barbe Open, St Barbe Museum & Gallery, Lymington, UK

2022

Reflections on Spirituality, online gallery, saqa.com

 Textile Expressionism, online gallery, saqa.com

Shadows, online exhibition, Tebbs Contemporary Art Gallery, tebbsgallery.com

  Handwork category, QuiltCon, Phoenix, Arizona, USA

2021

Broughton Village Artists, Hampshire Open Studios, UK

All of a Twitter, online exhibition, SpringUpGallery.co.uk

Juried Memberships

Associate Artist, Chapel Arts Studio (CAS) November 2022 to present

Artist Member, ArtCan, November 2022 to present

Education

BA (Hons) Textiles, 1994- 1997, Surrey Institute of Art and Design, Farnham, UK

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