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, 16 September 2018

Talk on tambour embroidery history at Chelmsford, Essex - Monday evening, 17 September 2018


For anyone interested in the history of tambour embroidery - I will be presenting my new talk at the Chelmsford branch of the Embroiderer's Guild tomorrow evening.  It is based on the research for the work I am doing for The Power of Stitch which EAST will be displaying in the spring of 2019 (details to be announced shortly).

My talk will look at the arrival of tambour embroidery in London, England in 1765.  A fashion 'must have' of the late eighteenth century, the technique was both a favourite of the queen, and a means of exploitation of the poor.





(Images on this page show items in the Victoria and Albert Museum which may (or may not) be of tambour work.  This chain stitch technique is difficult to identify without access to the reverse of the garment.)

The Chelmsford branch of the Embroiderer's Guild meets in the Main Hall, Christchurch, New London Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0AW.  Meetings begin at 7.30pm and end at 9.30pm.  Visitors are wellcome - there is a small fee.

Janette 

  


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