All posts by Kay Mullenger

Making our Marks

One of the strengths of EAST as a group is the fact that we make time to play , experiment and generally immerse ourselves in our practice. We recently had a sketchbook development session with textile artist Amanda Hislop, who was our guest tutor for the day. We experimented with mark-making using a host of […]

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Organic Subversive

EAST members recently enjoyed a creative Saturday with artist and textile designer Vinny Stapley, exploring organic forms while studying a magnificent, dramatically-lit large still-life. With the focus on observation, we warmed up with three exercises: drawing with our non-dominant hand; drawing not looking at the paper and drawing with the charcoal at the end of […]

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Power of Stitch at Snape

Tollesbury Marshes

E.A.S.T is excited to take Power of Stitch to the Pond Gallery at Snape Maltings. Under one ‘umbrella’ theme, the works in our latest exhibition are unified by its title, but are as varied as you might hope to find in terms of the individual artists’ approach, focus of subject matter, choices of materials and […]

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Eco Leaf Dyeing workshop with Jenny Leslie

What a lovely way to spend my Saturday this autumnal weekend, learning about dyeing using leaves. This image is a detail from some silk velvet fabric that I used for one of the samples, showing some of the subtle colours that can be achieved, as well as more dramatic ones. Jenny expertly guided us through […]

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Frida Kahlo – Making Her Self Up

The Easties decided to have an outing to the Frida Kahlo exhibition last Tuesday – we had agreed the date some time ago and just by chance we more or less chose the hottest day of the year.  However, a few of us had a nice ride to and from London in a newish, air-conditioned […]

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