All posts by Margaret Talbot

Cover to Cover

For the next EAST exhibition Bridging the Gap, I have studied trees. The book I thoroughly recommend is titled “Meetings with Remarkable Trees” by Thomas Pakenham. The chapter I enjoyed most was part five “Survivers – relics and ruins” it begins with a quote from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë. “You are no ruin, sir […]

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Bridging the Gap – Moss

Part of my research for the next EAST exhibition is looking at wetlands and particularly moss. Here are a few facts you may not know about moss:- It is essential for life on Earth and is venerated by the Japanese. Moss has no roots and can be carried on the wind. It grows anywhere especially […]

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Bridging the Gap – Margaret Talbot

My work for the next EAST exhibition titled “Bridging the Gap” is about floods and drought. I found this interesting article on the web about women working for climate change: It also must be noted that without women, the Paris Climate Agreement would not be what it is today. A legendary group of women called […]

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A visit to the Worshipful Company of Broderers “The Art of Embroidery” exhibition at Bankside gallery, London

The Worshipful Company of Broderers put on an excellent open exhibition at the Bankside Gallery in London which was very well attended. A pity it was only for six days. As the title suggests the exhibits were all embroidered either by hand or machine. All exquisitely executed and some with contemporary designs. All wall hung. […]

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Celebration of lockdown freedom

The village of Abbotsley have been crocheting, knitting and making plastic flowers during lockdown. These were put on the village green by villagers accompanied by the Bedford Pipe band.

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