All posts by Susan Canfield

A rebuttal of Gregory ‘Monk’ Lewis.

“…..the needle not the pen is the instrument they should handle, and the only one they ever use dexterously.” Gregory ‘Monk’ Lewis (1775-1818) In several earlier blogs, I’ve reported on the development of The needle and the pen, the research behind my initial idea, the embroidery techniques I used to highlight each period and how […]

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Smile please!

Last Saturday Charlie Alexander (Farlie Photography) came to our meeting to photograph the new set of work for our next exhibition Bridging the Gap. This was the first opportunity everyone had had to view the finished, or almost finished, pieces and Libby could get some idea of how the work would be displayed at Grundisburgh […]

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T.S.G: Making 50

The Textile Study Group, formerly The Practical Studies Group, celebrated their fiftieth anniversary with an exhibition, initially in Peebles and more recently at The Ropewalk Gallery, Barton upon Humber, Lincolnshire, which I visited just over a week ago. The group was established in 1973 by Constance Howard to support embroidery tutors. At the gallery the […]

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The Needle and the Pen

This is the title of my work for the Bridging the Gap exhibition taken from a quote by Matthew Gregory Lewis (1775-1818) referred to as “Monk” Lewis because of the success of his 1796 Gothic Novel The Monk. You could say he was not a fan of female writers, opining that the needle not the […]

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‘Tailored’.  An exhibition by the 62 Group

Two weeks ago we had a holiday in the North Yorkshire Moors and took the opportunity to travel to Farsley, near Leeds to visit the 62 Group’s exhibition at Sunny Bank Mills. The exhibition, which ended  July 2nd, was called ‘Tailored’ and I was particularly interested in seeing how each artist had interpreted the title, […]

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