Shakespeare and Textiles?

It seems a little out of context that a blog about textiles should mention two of Shakespeare’s comedies but I’ve just returned from Chichester where I saw Love’s Labours Lost and Much Ado About Nothing performed by a superb cast from the Royal Shakespeare Company. The reason for quoting the plays here is because, in […]

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Drawing for Textiles

Lorna’s blog for EAST – “In October Libby and I had the privilege of a trip to West Dean College in Sussex for a 5 day course with Mathew Harris called ‘Drawing for Textiles’. It was I felt a very relaxed course, which I thoroughly enjoyed, just what I needed to set me up for […]

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Edward Hopper

One of the events I attended at the Cheltenham Literature Festival was a lecture on the American artist Edward Hopper (1882-1967) given by the art historian and critic Rosalind Ormiston.  The talk was called Edward Hopper: The darker side of the American dream. I chose this event because both Alfred Hitchcock and Cornelia Parker had […]

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Opus Anglicanum

If you are able, spend a day in London before Sunday 5th February 2017 and visit the Opus Anglicanum exhibition at the V&A.  It celebrates a time when English work (Opus Anglicanum) was sought after by popes, churches, wealthy families across Europe and as diplomatic gifts. Techniques which are still in use today, split stitch […]

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21 today

EAST is 21 years old this month and we had a small tea party to celebrate.  Members were joined by friends, Braintree Museum and Warner Textile Archive staff.  Some past EAST members were also able to join us. As with all great celebrations we had a celebratory cake, our one kindly made by Anthea.  We […]

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