Louise Baldwin

Louise Baldwin is interested in how we absorb knowledge and life’s experiences, selecting out the bits that resonate for us, sometimes carefully, other times by accident. Connections are made between the most seemingly random things: cell structures, plant forms, pattern, text and mark. ‘They are like the bits of information, memories and desires that float around our brains waiting to surface. Fabric and stitch seem to be the most obvious materials to use as we are bound to cloth in so many ways. Life is strange and difficult and funny.’

Baldwin has exhibited her work throughout Britain, in America, Japan, Holland and Germany. She has work in private and public collections including the Crafts Council and, as well as showing at Contemporary Applied Arts, is an exhibiting member of The 62 Group and Art Textiles: Made in Britain.


  • 1956


  • 1987-88 Postgraduate Teaching Certificate, Goldsmiths College, London
  • 1983-86 BA Hons, Goldsmiths College, London

Selected Exhibitions

  • 2016 Concealed, Festival of Quilts, Birmingham
  • 2016 Two Worlds (solo), Olympia, London
  • 2016 Making Space, Silk Museum, Macclesfield
  • 2014 Ebb and Flow, Fishing Heritage Centre, Grimsby
  • 2014 Music Makers, Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool
  • 2013 Rendevous Goldsmiths, Ruthin Craft Centre, Denbighshire
  • 2013 Small Talk, Goldsmiths College, London
  • 2013 Stitch! Internationale Textielkunst van Topontwerpers, Karmelklooster Drachten, Netherlands
  • 2012 62@50, Holden Gallery, MMU Manchester & touring Alexandra Palace, London and Japan
  • 2010 Bending More Lines, Museum Rijswijk, Netherlands
  • 2009 Bending the Line, The Hub, National Centre for Crafts and Design, Sleaford
  • 2009 Life is Strange and Difficult and Funny (solo), Alexandra Palace, London
  • 2006 Art of the Stitch, touring Britain
  • 1998 Freighted with Wonder, Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich

Selected Publications

  • 2016 Textile Collage, Mandy Pattullo, Batsford
  • 2014 Contemporary Applique, Julia Triston and Rachel Lombard, Batsford
  • 2012 Radical Thread, Prof Lesley Millar, Direct Design
  • 2006 Embroidery magazine, vol. 57


  • Crafts Council
  • Ulster Museum
  • British Telecom
  • Caribbean cruise liners
  • Middlesex Hospital
  • Nottingham University
  • Guilford House Gallery
  • Global Arts
  • Bedfordshire Education collection

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