All posts by Kay Mullenger

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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Advance Warning…..SAVE the DATE……. Saturday 6th October 2018 You are invited

How do you feel that women have made progress over the last 100 years?    What would you like to see improved for women in the next ten years?  You will have the chance to create and contribute to a legacy textile wall-hanging expressing your opinions and feelings, through stitch, about what you would like […]

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Textile samplers by Lorina Bulwer (born 1838), an inmate of the lunatic ward of the Great Yarmouth Workhouse – a fascinating story…

On Saturday I visited Norwich Castle Museum for a lecture that was part of the Women of the World (WOW) festival. It was all about the samplers and stitched letters by Lorina Bulwer delivered by Ruth Battersby-Tooke, senior curator of costume and textiles at the museum. I was treated to over an hour of (almost) […]

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Alternative Arts EducationAs a result of tuition fees and  the restrictions of current art education there is an increase in the emergence of alternative arts education.I’ve been really lucky that an alternative MA has been set up in Southend.TOMA is a postgraduate level course now in it’s second year that is artists led, for a […]

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