All posts by Janette Bright

Delightful Dior

detail of Le Bal des Artistes

I may have left visiting ‘Christian Dior: Designers of Dreams’ at the V&A Museum to the last few weeks, but for me the timing was absolutely perfect. With no E.A.S.T deadlines, and approval from my supervisor that my university research was coming together well, planning a day off with a good friend (and fellow E.A.S.Tie, […]

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Japanese dyeing

Last month I was in the Kensington area of London with about 40 minutes to spare between appointments.  What better place to visit than the Victoria and Albert Museum.  There just happened to be an exhibition of natural dyeing in the Japanese Gallery with displays relating to one man’s search for lost techniques.  Videos not […]

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Adding a little minimal stitching

Spending a few days adding a little minimal stitching to (hopefully) enhance my large Shibori piece. Proving a pain in more than one way as I’m suffering with a really painful thumb joint which makes pulling the needle through excruciating so it’s been going very slowly. Hoping I’ve finished but looking at the pic just […]

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Textiles from another ocean

Oceania, is one of the current exhibitions at the Royal Academy in London (continues until 10 December 2018).  This is a personal reflection of some of the issues and objects I found particularly interesting but especially those linked to textile art. On entering the gallery you are confronted by an enormous blue cloth – stitched […]

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PROCESSIONS Banners in IPSWICH!

                       SPILL festival – finishes Sunday 4th November                                These are really worth seeing, inspiring designs and beautifully made! PROCESSIONS was a mass participation artwork to celebrate 100 years of votes […]

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