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.

Friday, 14 September 2018

The Power of Stitch

I am working hard on my exhibit for our forthcoming exhibition “The Power of Stitch” which will be at Braintree District Museum to coincide with 2019 Textile Fair.  My exhibit tries to show the history of textiles in this country - a hard task and one which took not only a large amount of research but caused quite bit of angst designing.


This detail shows cake wires, couched with grey madeira thread for electricity pylons which makes a reference to power in the title.  The background fabric is calico which I coloured during  the hot weather.  The good weather enabled me to spread the wet fabric out on the grass to dry and consequently the powerful sun fixed the dye.  The only slight problem I had was to stop the dog walking all over the dyeing.  




Happy stitching.
Susan

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