Category Archives for Textile art

Telling Tales

East member Vinny Stapley’s work investigates the extraordinary stories of ordinary women and the threads of life which connect them. She has created delicate layered icons for each woman’s story, illuminating their struggles and victories. Each icon is connected by ‘strands’ of their life; fragments of old clothes and household linens interwoven with silk fibres […]

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Smile please!

Last Saturday Charlie Alexander (Farlie Photography) came to our meeting to photograph the new set of work for our next exhibition Bridging the Gap. This was the first opportunity everyone had had to view the finished, or almost finished, pieces and Libby could get some idea of how the work would be displayed at Grundisburgh […]

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!   This is a time of the year for reflection on what has happened over the last year and anticipation of the year to come. EAST had a year of productivity and creativity with each member busy, aiming to have their work completed for the beginning of 2024. We have said goodbye to […]

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Does my work look happy?

I have mentioned before how I recently took part in an online workshop through Fibrearttakestwo with Clare Benn and recently she wrote this very inspirational post about her working practice. It really is a very good and inspirational read explaining how Clare lets her work speak to her – in this post she is actually […]

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Gwen John – Bridging the Gap

My new work is inspired by the “The Little Interior” paintings by Gwen John.  I have taken the subject of still life and landscape to represent the barriers that female artists faced in the late 19th early 20th centuries – the bottles represent the barriers, the landscape representing the freedom beyond.   Below are a […]

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