Clare Hunter Short Biog
Clare Hunter started her professional career in theatre before becoming involved in arts promotion, consultancy and community arts. In the late 1980s, she established NeedleWorks in Glasgow, an award-winning community sewing enterprise, which she ran for a decade. She continued a career in sewing running community sewing projects and curating textile exhibitions in Scotland. In 2013 she embarked on an M.Litt. at the University of Dundee, being awarded Distinction, and began work on her first book Threads of Life. It was published by Sceptre of Hodder & Stoughton in 2019, was chosen by Radio 4 as its Book of the Week, reached the Sunday Times Best Seller list and was winner of the Saltire Literary Award for First Book. In March 2020 the bookseller Waterstones chose it as its Book of the Month in Scotland. Clare Hunter is currently working on her next book which will be about Mary, Queen of Scots and her textiles.