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The EAST blog

This blog has been set up for members of EAST to post information about what is happening in the group and in their work.

1st December - last chance to see.

Making a Point!Posted by Janette Mon, November 26, 2012 16:06:06
MAKING A POINT! finishes at Braintree Museum this Saturday so this week is the last chance to visit before it moves in the summer to Snape in Suffolk and Cirencester.

Updates will continue on the website - www.easttextile.co.uk.

From the website follow the link to our EAST Facebook page and "like" us if you are a member.

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24 November - Meet the Artists

Making a Point!Posted by Janette Wed, November 21, 2012 21:24:58

We are almost at the last week of the exhibition - with only two more weekends and the MAKING A POINT! exhibition finishing on Saturday 1st December.

This Saturday Susan, Ellen, Carol and Janette will be in attendance.

There are two more reasons to visit Braintree this weekend - Braintree Museum is an excellent place to look for a Christmas present with a difference; there is the museum shop which also has a special "EAST store", open for the duration of the exhibition. And although the museum will not be open, on Sunday 25 November at the Warner Textile Archive, Braintree there is a special Christmas Fair event - visit the website for more information at https://www.warnertextilearchive.co.uk/events-and-exhibitions/

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10 November - Meet the Artists

Making a Point!Posted by Janette Fri, November 09, 2012 09:15:44

This Saturday is our normal EAST meeting day so the majority of the artists will be around at the museum. If there is specific artist you want to speak to just ask Tricia, who should be overseeing the Making a Point! exhibition this Saturday, or one of the museum staff and we can let you know if they are there.

Tricia's work looks at ledgers and numerals, communication and mis-communication - to find out more about this work (and much more) come along to Braintree Museum, Braintree, Essex, this Saturday.

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3 November - Meet the Artists

Making a Point!Posted by Janette Tue, October 30, 2012 21:16:31

This Saturday we should have five members of EAST on duty, stewarding - so if you are interested in finding out more about the work of Anne, Melinda, June, Delia or Liz, this is the Saturday to attend.

Anne has been inspired by the work of Barbara Hepworth.

Melinda has made an exploration of colour.

June's starting point was maps.

Delia has been looking at Chinese bags.

Liz has been looking at coral reefs and their destruction.

As you can see the work of EAST is very varied and the images give just a glimpse of what is on show.

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27th October - Meet the Artists

Making a Point!Posted by Janette Mon, October 22, 2012 18:34:14

This Saturday will see Janette, Diana, Libby and Lorna stewarding at the Making a Point! exhibition at Braintree Museum.

Janette has used a recent study looking at the cultural period of the Enlightenment and created a museum of miniature artefacts.

Diana has been studying architecture, and in particular has explored openings and entrances to inspire her hand stitched panels.

Libby looks at landscape - in particular allotments and farmland.

Lorna has used a trip to Prague and an exploration of graffitti art to create a connection between old and new.

Visit Braintree Museum, Braintree, Essex on Saturday to find out more. All the artists are happy to talk about their work.

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20th October - Meet the Artists

Making a Point!Posted by Janette Thu, October 18, 2012 19:48:49

This Saturday it is a chance to find out more about the work of artists Liz, Susan, Julie and Carol who should all be stewarding at the Making a Point! exhibition by EAST at Braintree Museum.

Liz's has used an exploration of coral reefs to convey a powerful message about erosion and destruction.

Susan's work explores the ideas of Britishness - particularly Britain in the 1930s.

Carol's vibrant pieces are an exploration of colour and emotional language.

Julie uses research into birds and falconry combined with an exploration of the evolution of gloves as her starting point.

To find out more visit EAST at Braintree Museum on Saturday 20 October 2012.

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Saturday - Meet the Artists

Making a Point!Posted by Janette Mon, October 08, 2012 12:08:27

This Saturday (13 October) will see Lorna, Margaret, Ellen and Libby stewarding at the Making a Point exhibition.

Lorna's work explores ideas inspired graffiti during a recent visit to Prague - in particular the brashness and colour of this "modern art".

Margaret also has a theme based on foreign travel but this time France, specifically the Dordogne region. Her work is based on buildings, household furnishings and vintage textiles.

Ellen also uses vintage textiles in her work but in a very different way to explore the plight of the Victorian seamstress. She has created a "hope chest" to evaluate the value of woman's work and life, past, present and future.

Libby also stays closer to home with her exploration of productive landscape - allotments to farmland.

This Saturday is an excellent opportunity to find out more and see their work in detail - plus of course all the rest of the exhibition.

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Open at Braintree

Making a Point!Posted by Janette Sat, October 06, 2012 18:53:04

The MAKING A POINT! exhibition has now opened at Braintree. Thursday saw a successful private view which gave us a chance to meet friends old and new. Lesley, at the museum gave the group a lovely speech and we seemed to have lots of good comments all evening - hopefully it has not gone to our heads!

Today we had visitors from the public coming in to view and it was lovely to meet with people and talk about things we had been working on for the last two years.

Visit the main EAST website at www.easttextile.co.uk and the Making a Point/New Exhibition page for images - or find us on Facebook (search for EAST textile or click on the link on the main EAST website page. If you haven't done so already please "like" our EAST page.

Keep an eye on the blog for updates.

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