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.

Saturday, 10 September 2016

21 today


EAST is 21 years old this month and we had a small tea party to celebrate.  Members were joined by friends, Braintree Museum and Warner Textile Archive staff.  Some past EAST members were also able to join us.

As with all great celebrations we had a celebratory cake, our one kindly made by Anthea.  We had live music too supplied by Larry Berkovitz.

Thanks to everyone who made the afternoon a success.
More photos to follow.

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

EAST member exhibits at Eagle Gallery - 10 to 17 September 2016


EAST member, Jenny Leslie is exhibiting with another artist Joanna Stone at the Eagle Gallery in Bedford from the 10 to 17th September 2016.

The gallery can be found at -

101 Castle Road
Bedford
MK40 3QP

Monday, 1 August 2016

East weekend workshop

Returned last evening from an exhilarating if tiring Group weekend workshop with wonderful Diane Bates. Almost all of us were there including our mentor Anthea Godfrey, just Ellen and Janette missing the fun, although Janette managed a visit yesterday afternoon.

Anthea and Susan during the Saturday evening discussion.
A 3d piece by Lorna
Work by Melinda
                                                                          
Another 3D piece this time Anthea's
Libby, Anthea and Lorna and above some of Libby's work.
Tricia and felicity hard at work and to the right a piece if Felicity's work.                        


                                            


We all had a great time and maybe some of the work will feature in future exhibitions. Also our thanks must go to the Zinc Arts Centre in Chipping Ongar (Essex) for the use of their excellent facilities andfriendly staff.








 


Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Security


When storing work for other members of the EAST group it is important to have good security - a guard dog is a good method, or as here a guard cat!

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

The end of the journey ....


Between the Lines has now made its way home courtesy of our "man with a van", David of D-2-D Courier Service who brought everything back from Landmark Arts Centre to Braintree Museum efficiently and safely.  All the time we were kept up to date with when things were picked up and delivered so we would thoroughly recommend this service.

Thanks also to the lovely, efficient staff at Landmark Arts Centre, Teddington - what a pleasure to work with and a beautiful space to hang our work.

Now E.A.S.T are busy working towards our next exhibition Following a Thread which opens at Braintree Museum, Braintree, Essex, UK on 22 April 2017.

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Last chance to see

Don't miss your chance to see Between the Lines at Landmark Arts Centre, Teddington, TW11 - it finishes this weekend (Sunday 10th July 2016).






Monday, 27 June 2016

Ready, Steady, Stitch


E.A.S.T members - Felicity, Janette, June, Lorna, Melinda, Susan and Tricia held three workshops at Landmark Arts Centre alongside the Between the Lines exhibition on Sunday.


Many of our visitors chose to take their identity tags home, but we were pleased that others were very happy to share a selection for the gallery's installation.


Some of our visitors started on the printing table before adding stitch or paper to their completed tag, and it was particularly nice to see visitors from the very young to adults joining in - several staying more than an hour enjoying a moment of creativity.




Thanks must go not only to the E.A.S.T members that made the journey across to Teddington, the E.A.S.T members who collected together ideas and materials to prepare for the day, the staff at Landmark, but also to the visitors who participated.