Curriculum Vitae of Sandie Maher
Artist's Statement

Current CV


Qualifications and Training
2009-2011 Doll making course with Patti Medaris Cullea


Doll making courses with Roy Slater


City & Guilds, Design and Embroidery parts 1 and 2


City & Guilds, Stumpwork 2


City and Guilds Stumpwork Part 2





One Step On:

2013 Astley Hall, Chorley, Lancahire
2012/2013 The Farm, Burscough, Lancashire
2012/2013 Haworth Gallery, Accrington, Lancashire
2012 Samlesbury Hall, Preston, Lancashire
2012 Brabins Gallery, Chipping, Lancashire
2012 Creative Stitches and Hobbycrafts, Aintree, Liverpool
2011 Creative Stitches and Hobbycrafts, Aintree, Liverpool
2010 Brabin's Gallery, Chipping, Longridge
2010 Creative Stitches and Hobbycrafts, Aintree, Liverpool


Creative Stitches and Hobbycrafts, Aintree, Liverpool


Skelmersdale Library, West Lancashire


Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk, West Lancashire


Eccles Farm - Written Word


Townley Hall Burney- The Four Elements


Eccles Farm – Architecture


Lewis Textile Museum, Blackburn


Eccles Farm – Air


Eccles Farm – Earth


Eccles Farm - Fire


Eccles Farm – Water


Embroiderers Guild:


Many exhibitions at the Harris Museum and Minster in Preston


Exhibition at Sizergh Castle – Embroidery in Trust


Three Trees Group:


Exhibition at the Lewis Textile Museum in Blackburn



Relevant Experience with Textiles

Oct 2003 & 2008

Won the Gertrude Goodenough Trophy at Preston Embroiderers Guild

Some of my work was included within the book “Rennie Mackintosh Inspirations in Embroidery” by Dorothy Woods

One Step On had an article published in “Workbox” issue 103 – February/March 2007


Organisation Memberships

Embroiderers' Guild , Preston

The Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society

One Step On Embroidery and Textile Group

Three Trees Group – Brinscall, local craft group



Artist's Statement

Whilst studying for City and Guilds qualifications I developed an interest in the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and used his work for my research project.  I also love the work of his wife, Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh and especially her gesso panels.  I go to Glasgow every year to see all the Mackintosh sites and to gather material for future textile work.
I have always had an interest in faces and used them on my City and Guilds pieces, but when I went on Ray Slater’s courses I began to use them in a more  three dimensional way.  I have continued to experiment and develop the most satisfactory way of making them as realistic as possible.  My work includes, felt or silk paper backgrounds.  I especially like using water soluble fabric for machine embroidering.  After completing City and Guilds Stumpwork, I have begun to use needlelace and stumpwork more in my work.  I would like to develop sketchbooks and printing in the coming years and also computer generated design for something other than documents, as I sit at a computer all day at work!

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