Power of Stitch at Snape

Tollesbury Marshes

E.A.S.T is excited to take Power of Stitch to the Pond Gallery at Snape Maltings. Under one ‘umbrella’ theme, the works in our latest exhibition are unified by its title, but are as varied as you might hope to find in terms of the individual artists’ approach, focus of subject matter, choices of materials and […]

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Power of Stitch on show

On Tuesday a group of stitchers from the Suffolk West branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild journeyed to Braintree to be conducted around the Power of Stitch exhibition by myself and Melinda. Before the tour began Melinda described a little about how the group worked, how we present our work to each other and the support […]

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Japanese dyeing

Last month I was in the Kensington area of London with about 40 minutes to spare between appointments.  What better place to visit than the Victoria and Albert Museum.  There just happened to be an exhibition of natural dyeing in the Japanese Gallery with displays relating to one man’s search for lost techniques.  Videos not […]

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Adding a little minimal stitching

Spending a few days adding a little minimal stitching to (hopefully) enhance my large Shibori piece. Proving a pain in more than one way as I’m suffering with a really painful thumb joint which makes pulling the needle through excruciating so it’s been going very slowly. Hoping I’ve finished but looking at the pic just […]

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Ready to go!

Melinda

EAST BLOG January 2019 By Melinda   Over the years as a textile tutor and mentor I have said too many times to count, “the work is not finished till the framing / presentation is dealt with” My new motto is the work is not finished until the packaging and means of transportation are sorted! […]

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