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Kathleen Murphy / Murgatroyd & Bean



Kathleen Murphy is a maker who specialises in constructing with needle and thread. Also known by the name Murgatroyd & Bean, Kathleen combines handstitch with found objects and repurposed materials to create 3D pieces which have a strong sense of narrative. Inspired by the wooded landscape, myths and folk culture, her work includes pieces made for experimental or puppet theatre productions.

In addition to her making practice, Kathleen teaches creative handstitch and is the originator and curator of an artist challenge project called A Group Gathering. Kathleen has recently completed an MA in Contemporary Craft.