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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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K.&S. Harrogate 2022

Last weekend I spent Friday, Saturday and Sunday helping out on the Embroiderers’ Guild stand at K.&S. Harrogate.  As well as encouraging visitors to add their mark to the World’s Longest Embroidery (all 605.55 metres of it, therefore plenty of space!), I had plenty of opportunity to talk to the artists taking part in the […]

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More on A Trip to the Tate

As the pictures which Janette posted really gave a flavour of the installation which Hew Locke was commissioned to make for this space I wanted to add some more that I took during the same visit. Locke’s installation takes as its starting point the history and character of Tate Britain’s building and its original  benefactor, […]

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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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The Rise and Fall of the Tambour Hook

embroidered flower

I have always been interested in the history of embroidery, but also in the history of embroiderers. The idea of an embroiderer seems to vary between the lady of leisure and the sweated labourer – but there were many individuals in between. We know that many individuals throughout history have used embroidery as a creative […]

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