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Hookie, Proggie and Pojagi: making connections, developing ideas

On Saturday, I was one of the EASTies attending Braintree’s Textile Fair and demonstrating rag rugging – a traditional technique that is perfect for up-cyclers. There are some more images on our EAST Instagram page HERE. The very next day I attended Chelmsford in Stitches (a local stitch group) where our speaker was Mary McIntosh, […]

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A quarter of a century – and then some

In 1995, EAST was born and in 2020 we panned to celebrate our 25th anniversary. Of course we all know what happened in 2020! So it may be a year on but we did recently celebrate, albeit a year late and in perhaps a little more subdued fashion that we might have done if life […]

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Textiles dark secrets

Back in 2009, EAST produced an exhibition of contemporary work based on textiles, objects and other items from the Warner Textile Archive, based at Braintree in Essex. My interest in history led me to this furnishing fabric that probably dates from the late eighteenth or early nineteenth centuries. Produced in France this printed cotton would […]

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Woven into the Courtauld exhibition

Courtauld weaving

In May 2019, EAST members held a drop-in weaving workshop at Braintree District Museum as part of the Warner Textile Fair. We set up three sets of warps and asked visitors to weave fabric and threads using the colours green, white and purple. These were the colours associated with the Suffragettes and the weavings were […]

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