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.
Tuesday, 1 May 2018
Textile samplers by Lorina Bulwer (born 1838), an inmate of the lunatic ward of the Great Yarmouth Workhouse – a fascinating story...
Thursday, 1 March 2018
As a result of tuition fees and the restrictions of current art education there is an increase in the emergence of alternative arts education.
I've been really lucky that an alternative MA has been set up in Southend.
TOMA is a postgraduate level course now in it's second year that is artists led, for a small monthly fee we have developed a course of critical theory, group crits,, visiting lectures exhibitions and practical workshops. that are suggested by all students making each year really bespoke to the members of that year.
It's been brilliant for my practise, the development of collaborative pieces within joint exhibition.
I've recently worked with Pottery Richard Baxter to respond to each others work I gave him a Co op bag full of burnt beer cans while he gave me pots with holes and slashes for me to work into.
Wednesday, 28 February 2018
Tuesday, 23 January 2018
Monday, 15 January 2018
Thursday, 28 December 2017
Friday, 8 December 2017
So after 6 months I have finally finished two pieces of work block printed with natural pigments and then stitched in places... I wanted to suggest a gradual disintegrating of these ancient patterns. The top piece is almost twice the size of the second.