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‘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 […]

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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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‘Soypig’

At the moment I am taking an online class through Fibre Arts Take Two with Claire Benn called ‘Out of this Earth’ which uses natural and synthetic pigments along with Soya Milk to colour natural fabrics. It’s a brilliant course and Claire is an exceptional tutor. Just thought I would share a few of my […]

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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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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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