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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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A Trip to Tate

There are two very good reasons to visit Tate Britain at the moment and both relate to textile artworks. Hew Locke’s ‘The Procession’ is both joyful and sinister. It is very site specific at the Tate, reminding the viewer where the Tate’s wealth was originally obtained but it is also about hope. Hew Locke talks […]

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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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