What is our latest exhibition about?
Our new exhibition Following a Thread will open at Braintree District Museum on 22 April 2017, and will coincide with the Textile Fair on Sunday 7 May 2017. It will continue 24 June 2017 at Braintree before moving to Snape Maltings, in Suffolk for one week only. More information on this and associated activities will be updated in due course.
Our last exhibition Between the Lines was created in response to the commemorations of WWI. It launched in 2014 at the Knitting and Stitching Shows at first London and then Harrogate before travelling to Snape Maltings, Suffolk, the Corinium Museum in Suffolk, finally being displayed at Landmark Arts Centre in Teddington, London.
To keep up to date with exhibitions and events visit the E.A.S.T blog.
These are some of the comments from the visitors at the Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace in response to the first showing of "Between the Lines" in 2014.
"A stunning and very moving exhibition. What skill! Absolutely wonderful. Worth coming just for this."
"Out of all the memorials I have seen of W.W.1 this is the most informative. I feel so moved. Thank you."
"Beautiful exhibition – came across you on Facebook – was really looking forward to seeing it. Wasn’t disappointed."
"Inspirational work. Could spend the whole day looking at it."
"Very moving for the grandson of a soldier shot in W.W.1."
"Love the thought and design development that has gone into this."
"Well – I’ve never seen anything so beautiful, inspiring and moving as the EAST exhibition. Thank you so much for sharing with me."
"A really wonderful exhibition on a difficult subject. Well done."
"Soul stirring, inspirational and overwhelming . Thank you."
"An amazing tribute to those who fought and died for our freedom."
"The work here is incredibly beautiful and inspiring! I feel a better person in a better world after having visited your stand."
"Absolutely stunning. Thank you. A real privilege to see the sketchbooks too."
"A clever exhibition very well put together. One of the best I have seen. Well done."
"Thank you for your exhibition. Your pieces are incredibly varied and so well executed. You are all so talented. I’m going away totally inspired. "
Internet TV company Just Hands-On TV filmed E.A.S.T members Janette and Susan talking about the Between the Lines exhibition while it was housed at the Cornium Museum in Cirencester. The film is now available on their website to view.
Past E.A.S.T exhibitions have been:
1997 - Braintree District Museum - "Icons"
1999 - Braintree, London and Harrogate - "Tales of Another Place"
2002 - Braintree, Bury St Edmunds and Knebworth - "Take 11"
2004 - saw the start of a two year programme entitled "Spirit of the Cloth" with venues including Braintree District Museum, the Knitting and Stitching Shows in London and Harrogate, the Manor House Museum, Bury St Edmunds, and the Snape Maltings Gallery near Aldeburgh in Suffolk.
2005-7 - "Stitched Up" commenced at the ICHF Show in Harrogate (2005) before travelling to Voirrey Embroidery Centre in April 2006. It then returned to Braintree District Museum in September 2006. In 2007 the exhibition continued at the Pond Gallery at Snape Maltings, the Crome Gallery in Norwich (as part of the Norwich Textile Trail) and the ICHF (Fashion and Embroidery) Show at Harrogate.
2008-9 - "EAST 13" - Braintree Museum Gallery, Essex, Rhodes Gallery, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire and Pond Gallery, Snape Maltings, Suffolk.
2009 - "EAST @ The Warner Textile Archive" at The Textile Gallery of the Knitting and Stitching Shows - London and Harrogate.
2010-2011 - "Talking Textiles" - Braintree Museum, Farfield Mill, Sedburgh, Northampton Museum and Art Gallery, Pond Gallery, Snape Maltings and the Yellow Gallery, Nuneaton and Bedworth Museum and Art Gallery.
2012-2013 - "Making a Point!", Braintree Museum Gallery, Braintree, Essex, Corinium Museum, Cirencester, and Pond Gallery, Snape Maltings, Suffolk.
2014-2016 - "Between the Lines" launched at the Knitting and Stitching Shows at Alexandra Palace, London and Harrogate, Yorkshire. From January to March 2015 the exhibition moved to Braintree Museum Gallery, Braintree in Essex. In March/April 2015 the exhibition was on display at the Corinium Museum, Cirencester, Gloucestershire and in July 2015 we returned to the Pond Gallery at Snape Maltings, Suffolk. The last venue for this exhibition was at Landmark Arts Centre, Teddington during June/July 2016.
For more information visit our Exhibition Archive page.