All posts by Susan Canfield

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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Cover to Cover

Eliza Haywood: Writer and Publisher I mentioned Eliza Haywood in a previous blog post as she is credited with being the first woman to make a living from writing.  There is very little evidence to  show the existence of a  Mr. Haywood  but records do mention that she had two children and that her first […]

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