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A rebuttal of Gregory ‘Monk’ Lewis.

“…..the needle not the pen is the instrument they should handle, and the only one they ever use dexterously.” Gregory ‘Monk’ Lewis (1775-1818) In several earlier blogs, I’ve reported on the development of The needle and the pen, the research behind my initial idea, the embroidery techniques I used to highlight each period and how […]

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A view from a new member

I have been visiting E.A.S.T. exhibitions for many years but this time it was through the eyes of someone who has just joined the group and will be making work to exhibit at the next show in two years time. The “Bridging the Gap” exhibition is excellent. Each member showing their design books and research […]

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Ready – Steady – Go

Nearly ready for our new Exhibition, ‘Bridging the Gap‘, opening at Grundisburgh on 24th April 2024. Steadily getting everything packaged up safely to transport. And it’s all go for finishing items for the sales table.

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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 […]

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‘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 […]

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