Tag Archives for " textile art "

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 […]

Read more..............

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 […]

Read more..............

‘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 […]

Read more..............

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 […]

Read more..............

‘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 […]

Read more..............
1 2 3 7