All posts by Kay Mullenger

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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Snow in Suffolk

Like the whole population who live in eastern England we have snow.  Not just one downfall which will disappear in a couple of hours – it has been snowing on and off, and mainly on, all morning. For me, Wednesday is the one day of the week when I get all the boring household jobs […]

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Rainbow Squares

A couple of years ago I joined the newly re-formed branch of the Suffolk West Embroiderers’ Guild.  During this year (2017-18) the branch is running a project where each member embroiders a square in a specified colour – “Rainbow Squares”.  The colours progress in the same sequence as the rainbow so the first square was […]

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