All posts by Janette Bright

Talk on tambour embroidery history at Chelmsford, Essex – Monday evening, 17 September 2018

For anyone interested in the history of tambour embroidery – I will be presenting my new talk at the Chelmsford branch of the Embroiderer’s Guild tomorrow evening.  It is based on the research for the work I am doing for The Power of Stitch which EAST will be displaying in the spring of 2019 (details to […]

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Vinny Stapley Workshop

I had a great  day recently with the lovely Vinny Stapley at her studio on Mersey Island on the Essex coast. We were exploring the Japanese Paste resist technique, Katazame. We were using a simple flour and water paste but I think traditionally the Japanese used rice flour paste. A technique that I had not […]

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Inspired by Hampton Court  I was lucky enough to visit Hampton Court Flower show on Sunday, I had not been for a couple of years and the thing that hit me most was the colour, nothing subtle just in your face a colour explosion. The plant that I found the most interesting were the foxgloves, […]

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Textile events and exhibitions in Essex

Even though EAST does not have an exhibition on display this year, many of our members (and ex-members) are still involved with other events and exhibitions: EAST member Melinda is also a member of the Chelmsford 93 Group which have an exhibition just opened at Braintree District Museum, Manor Street, Braintree, Essex, CM7 3HW.  Ex-EAST […]

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New Year – new start

It was such a momentous occasion – all the EAST members, and Anthea,  were all present at our January 2018 meeting – so we had to have a group photo. (Back row) – Felicity, Lorna, Libby, Janette, Margaret, Julie, Jenny and newest member Kay (Middle Row) – Ellen, Anthea, Carol and Melinda (Front Row) – […]

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