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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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Cover to Cover – Bridging the Gap

Gwen John – 1876 to 1939 About a year ago I began my research for our new EAST exhibition “Bridging the Gap” and the subject I chose was the life and work of the Welsh artist Gwen John.  Previous to this I had been looking at the subject of still life and interiors and this […]

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‘Arachne’s Web’- Vinny Stapley

My work about strong women has prompted me to rediscover the histories of ordinary women who, despite abuse, trials and ordeals, strived to survive and protect their families against all odds. To honour them I have created icons, sometimes portraits, sometimes symbolic objects, within precious embroidered frames, to represent them.  Fragile and delicate Webs, made […]

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Birch Marks – Bridging the Gap

I have been printing on fabrics and paper trying to get the effect of a Silver Birch tree trunk. I’m not happy with the results as yet, so will be doing a lot more samples until  I get it right.  See samples below:

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Going round a square to bridge a gap

When I wrote my last EAST blog post, the work I was developing for ‘Bridging the Gap’ was solely in relation to Isabella Montagu, the Duchess of Manchester (1706-1786), whose portrait hangs at the Foundling Museum. Since that time I feel I have been going around in circles, down cul-de-sacs and struggling to find something […]

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