On Saturday (8 April 2017) two members of EAST visited the East Yorkshire Embroidery Society at Cottingham to present our Between the Lines talk. We had a really warm welcome and it was a lovely group to visit, set in a very nice village, close to Hull. We did not have time to look around Hull but its station was full of flags advertising the fact that this year it is City of Culture (see below).
There is even an aircraft hanging from the roof – a copy of Amy Johnson’s plane (a Hull girl) made by the prisoners and staff of the local prison.
Another artwork in the station was a statue of poet Philip Larkin (below).
Despite the fact that it was a beautiful, sunny day, we were pleased to have about 90 members of the East Yorkshire Embroidery Society and we even managed to spend a few moments in their fabulous “pop up shop”. Susan is seen here (below) buying some silk fabric and I purchased a book on Elizabethan lace for just 50p.
And while we gave our talk our husbands took Susan and Colin’s dog Briar to visit the local windmill and found a cafe selling cake. It was carrot cake apparently so one of their “five a day”!
Coming home, sitting at Cottingham Station in the sunshine we had to sit a while with the birds singing and wild flowers blooming. It reminded me of the poem Adelstrop which we had read just a few moments earlier as part of our talk – a moment of calm where nothing happens at a railway station.
Tonight (on Monday,10 April 2017), I will be much closer to home visiting Chelmsford Embroiderers’ Guild
in Chelmsford, Essex with a different talk Threads of Time
. Visitors wellcome.
For more information about EAST talks visit our talks webpage.
(Posted by Janette)
Between the Lines
has now made its way home courtesy of our “man with a van”, David
of D-2-D Courier Service
who brought everything back from Landmark Arts Centre
to Braintree Museum
efficiently and safely. All the time we were kept up to date with when things were picked up and delivered so we would thoroughly recommend this service.
Thanks also to the lovely, efficient staff at Landmark Arts Centre
, Teddington – what a pleasure to work with and a beautiful space to hang our work.
are busy working towards our next exhibition Following a Thread
which opens at Braintree Museum
, Braintree, Essex, UK on 22 April 2017.
E.A.S.T members – Felicity, Janette, June, Lorna, Melinda, Susan and Tricia held three workshops at Landmark Arts Centre alongside the Between the Lines exhibition on Sunday.
Many of our visitors chose to take their identity tags home, but we were pleased that others were very happy to share a selection for the gallery’s installation.
Some of our visitors started on the printing table before adding stitch or paper to their completed tag, and it was particularly nice to see visitors from the very young to adults joining in – several staying more than an hour enjoying a moment of creativity.
Thanks must go not only to the E.A.S.T members that made the journey across to Teddington, the E.A.S.T members who collected together ideas and materials to prepare for the day, the staff at Landmark, but also to the visitors who participated.
E.A.S.T packed their work up and it is now safely at our new exhibition venue. The team will be at Landmark Arts Centre
, in Teddington in South West London tomorrow to get our exhibition Between the Lines
ready for display. The exhibition will be open from Wednesday 15 June to Sunday 10 July 2016.
In celebration we have created this new blog site – so if you followed us on our old site, you need to change your bookmarks. The old blog can still be accessed but will not be updated now. You can visit it here
Alongside the exhibition we have three very special events:
On Saturday 18 June 2016, Libby and her helper June will be running a workshop at Landmark Arts Centre called Lines of Communication. Attendees will be shown how to create a mixed media panel with text, envelopes and ephemera. Tickets were still available when we spoke to Landmark Arts recently and you do need to book in advance. Although developed from our WW1 themed exhibition this workshop relates to themes of identity and text – so you can create your own very personal small panel. Only £45 – contact Landmark Arts Centre direct to make a booking – call 020 8977 7558.
On Tuesday 21 June 2016, Susan and Janette, assisted by Carol, will be talking about the Between the Lines project. Giving an insight into the stories behind the work and some of the techniques used. There is a charge of £5 but that includes the talk and tea.
On Sunday 26 June 2016, several members of the E.A.S.T group will be running a family drop in workshop – suitable for anyone aged from 3 to 93 (or over). All materials will be supplied and the event is free, from 12 noon until 4pm. Stay for a few minutes or a couple of hours. No need to book. The event is running at the same time as the Teddington Fair
– so plenty to see and do on the day.