Category Archives for Textile art


At the EAST weekend workshop with Caroline Bartlett we spent time playing with monoprinting mainly to create backgrounds for our work on Objects and Memory. We used acetate sheets and Gelli plates for printing. Masking tape was added to the surface before rolling on the block printing ink and various items were used to make […]

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A rebuttal of Gregory ‘Monk’ Lewis.

“…..the needle not the pen is the instrument they should handle, and the only one they ever use dexterously.” Gregory ‘Monk’ Lewis (1775-1818) In several earlier blogs, I’ve reported on the development of The needle and the pen, the research behind my initial idea, the embroidery techniques I used to highlight each period and how […]

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Objects and Memory

I think we, at EAST, are all still recovering from a fabulous weekend workshop with Caroline Bartlett. What an amazing tutor! Some of us stayed at the venue while those that lived closer just stayed until late evening but we all had our evening meal together and what a great laugh we had, fourteen of […]

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James and Judy

I am obsessed with Mannequins and Manikins now and I just knew that you would want to share my obsession! Here are some facts you may not have known about mannequins and manikins and I’m sure there are lots more I can dig up for you! I don’t think this is the last you are […]

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Bridging the Gap

EAST members have been busy today setting-up the exhibition ‘Bridging the Gap’ at Babylon Gallery, Ely. These images below are from around 1 pm today and we can guarantee you will be amazed at the transformation from 12 pm tomorrow (June 4th) when the exhibition opens. If you missed ‘Bridging the Gap’ recently exhibited at […]

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