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The Rise and Fall of the Tambour Hook

embroidered flower

I have always been interested in the history of embroidery, but also in the history of embroiderers. The idea of an embroiderer seems to vary between the lady of leisure and the sweated labourer – but there were many individuals in between. We know that many individuals throughout history have used embroidery as a creative […]

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Margaret’s mini workshop

A couple of weeks ago EAST members met for our regular February day and Margaret led us through a small design activity. As part of the preparation Margaret had asked us to bring a tracing from something in our current work. When we began I realised that my tracing, left, was far too complicated so I […]

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Can embroidery survive for 2000 years?

The simple answer is yes – if something is stored in the right conditions. The British Museum’s Peru: A Journey in Time includes this funerary wrap which dates to about 2000 years ago and yet the colours are still bright and fresh. Though difficult to photograph and displayed in low light conditions – this image […]

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“Art is about Transformation”

Each week up until and during the exhibition at Hyde Hall (9th to 17th October) different members of EAST will choose 3 photographs of other members’ work from the collection of over 400 images taken by Charlie of farliephotography.co.uk. This week the 3 images have been selected by Felicity Borwick and have been chosen for […]

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“Art is about Transformation”

Each week up until and during the exhibition at Hyde Hall (9th to 17th October 2021) different members of EAST will choose 3 photographs of other members’ work from the collection of over 400 images taken by Charlie of farliephotography.co.uk. This week the 3 images have been selected by Janette Bright and the chosen images […]

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