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A rebuttal of Gregory ‘Monk’ Lewis.

“…..the needle not the pen is the instrument they should handle, and the only one they ever use dexterously.” Gregory ‘Monk’ Lewis (1775-1818) In several earlier blogs, I’ve reported on the development of The needle and the pen, the research behind my initial idea, the embroidery techniques I used to highlight each period and how […]

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Ready – Steady – Go

Nearly ready for our new Exhibition, ‘Bridging the Gap‘, opening at Grundisburgh on 24th April 2024. Steadily getting everything packaged up safely to transport. And it’s all go for finishing items for the sales table.

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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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T.S.G: Making 50

The Textile Study Group, formerly The Practical Studies Group, celebrated their fiftieth anniversary with an exhibition, initially in Peebles and more recently at The Ropewalk Gallery, Barton upon Humber, Lincolnshire, which I visited just over a week ago. The group was established in 1973 by Constance Howard to support embroidery tutors. At the gallery the […]

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‘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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