About E.A.S.T

East Anglian Stitch Textiles (E.A.S.T) was formed in 1995 in response to a demand for a self-supporting framework for textile artists in East Anglia, UK.


The membership of this group commenced with ten artists and now has fifteen.


Since it's inception E.A.S.T has had a close relationship with Braintree District Museum where it meets monthly and held the first E.A.S.T exhibition in 1997.The group continues to be mentored by Anthea Godfrey, Artistic Director of the Embroiderer's Guild.

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Textile art work for the Crown Hotel Biggleswade, I have been lucky enough to get a commission to make a textile work for the Crown Hotel, it is being refurbished by Wetherspoons and will be re opening in about 2 weeks.
Its a big piece 40 inches wide by 30inches high and time was limited so it was a bit like running a stitching marathon.
They wanted some aspects to be local so the silhouette is of the high st Biggleswade and the windows indicate where the Crown Hotel is. Its called 'Big Sky' I was inspired by some Turner skies at the beginning of the year and I thought I'd love to try to capture something of the texture in textiles. Can you see the planes when I visited six weeks ago there were planes from the Shuttleworth collection in the sky.
  Here is a close up.. perhaps you can see the kantha like stitching.

I used  sketches of a stormy sky and of the high st to guide me.
The fabric is naturally dyed scrim and muslin.

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