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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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Work in Progress… British Women Writers

Since my blog last September, I have begun to collect copies of novels written by the seven significant women novelists who I mentioned previously. I wrote about Aphra Behn (1640-89) in the September blog and below is an image of oak leaves in crewel work laid over a copy of Oroonoko, 1688.  The embroidery has […]

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Inspiring textile artists

Yesterday I attended one of the Embroiderer’s Guild online ‘Thread Talks’, tuning in to hear Anthea Godfrey talk about their collection at Bucks Museum. In this presentation we were introduced to new acquisitions but I also learned about some textile artists I have to admit I had never heard of. I don’t know if the […]

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The Red Dress

embroidered red dress

The Fashion and Textile Museum in London is currently holding an exhibition charting 150 years of the Royal School of Needlework. It is very well thought out exhibition looking at how the school became established and why, as well as showcasing work undertaken by its students and staff. One of the highlights for me though […]

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