All posts by Susan Canfield

Work in Progress… British Women Writers

Since my blog last September, I have begun to collect copies of novels written by the seven significant women novelists who I mentioned previously. I wrote about Aphra Behn (1640-89) in the September blog and below is an image of oak leaves in crewel work laid over a copy of Oroonoko, 1688.  The embroidery has […]

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Decades

The Embroiderers’ Guild stand at the Knitting and Stitching Show had a substantial exhibition – Decades.  Anthea Godfrey, the Guild’s Artistic Director, has spent much time and effort selecting pieces from the E.G. archive, to prepare them for this exhibition, to illustrate the development of embroidery throughout the twentieth century. For this blog I have made […]

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K.&S. Harrogate 2022

Last weekend I spent Friday, Saturday and Sunday helping out on the Embroiderers’ Guild stand at K.&S. Harrogate.  As well as encouraging visitors to add their mark to the World’s Longest Embroidery (all 605.55 metres of it, therefore plenty of space!), I had plenty of opportunity to talk to the artists taking part in the […]

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Work in Progress – A new research project.

My research for the next EAST exhibition began very slowly.  I looked at women’s education from dame schools to the first acceptance of female students at British Universities.  I then happened upon the image of The Magdalen Reading on the National Gallery website.  This is a tiny part of an altar frontal attributed to Rogier Van […]

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More on A Trip to the Tate

As the pictures which Janette posted really gave a flavour of the installation which Hew Locke was commissioned to make for this space I wanted to add some more that I took during the same visit. Locke’s installation takes as its starting point the history and character of Tate Britain’s building and its original  benefactor, […]

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