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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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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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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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It’s never too late!

When I heard a review of Louise Bourgeois: The Woven Child, an exhibition at the Hayward Gallery, I was interested to learn that the artist was at her most prolific later in life. This retrospective of the French-American artist Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010), focused on her textile work which she began mostly in her 80s. Her […]

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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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