Category Archives for Textile art

‘Arachnes Metaphor’ by Vinny Stapley

“Quecha the word for “language” is “thread” and “embroidering” – used to describe complex Conversation.” Psychas As part of my research for the Bridging the Gap project, I discovered a very interesting essay:  ‘Women Weaving the World: Text and Textile in the Kalevala and Beyond’ by Hanna Eilittä Psychas  published by Harvard in 2018. The essay explores the age-old […]

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Cover to Cover: Brigid, Oaks, Hollies and a Blackbird

In my research for Bridging the Gap, I’ve used various sources such as an academic website on the origins of the Celtic goddess Brigid with an emphasis on symbols and mythology, a Druidry website and various others, many of which make the link between Brigid the pagan deity and the Christian St Brigid.  I’ve also […]

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Cover to Cover

For the next EAST exhibition Bridging the Gap, I have studied trees. The book I thoroughly recommend is titled “Meetings with Remarkable Trees” by Thomas Pakenham. The chapter I enjoyed most was part five “Survivers – relics and ruins” it begins with a quote from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë. “You are no ruin, sir […]

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Cover to Cover

I do like a book! I have quite a few (a lot some would say) all shapes and sizes and covering a wide range of subjects. Some cost many pounds, some just a few pence but all have been used, read and treasured. I have my kindle which I use but there is something about […]

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Cover to Cover

My choice of research for the EAST exhibition stems from a fascination with the ‘Vile Victorians’. It all started with this book I read several years ago now by Audrey Niffeneger (love that name, trips off the tongue) who also wrote ‘The Time Travelers Wife’. A real ‘page turner’ of a book. The story revolves […]

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