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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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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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EAST at the Braintree Textile Fair

A year ago on Saturday, EAST was able to meet, at last, in person.  It was a bright sunny day and the first time we’d actually been able to see everyone’s work for our then prospective exhibition, Transformation. We had arranged for a photographer, Charlie Alexander (farliephotography.co.uk),  to spend the day with us to photograph […]

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It’s never too late!

When I heard a review of Louise Bourgeois: The Woven Child, an exhibition at the Hayward Gallery, I was interested to learn that the artist was at her most prolific later in life. This retrospective of the French-American artist Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010), focused on her textile work which she began mostly in her 80s. Her […]

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Soft Sculptures with Anna Ray

Anna is an acclaimed Hertfordshire artist who makes art textiles and soft sculptures. Her assemblages are full of life, have a bright palette and are very tactile. Anna has an exhibition at St Albans Museum and Gallery at the moment. Anna gave us some simple tools and instruction and we set about making our own […]

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