Fields, Fabrics and French Knots

Last week we went to the Museum of East Anglian Life for the opening preview of the Embroiderer’s Guild exhibition Fields, Fabrics and French Knots celebrating the life in East Anglia.

This is what the Museum has written about the Exhibition on their website :

‘Fields, Fabric and French Knots’ is an exhibition of new work by members of local Embroiderers’ Guild groups in Suffolk and Essex. It will run at the Museum of East Anglian Life, Stowmarket from 1 May to 29 October 2017.

The Museum has collaborated with local textile artists to create an exciting exhibition to celebrate the Museum’s 50th anniversary in 2017. Lisa Harris, Collections and Interpretation Manager says “We often take our surroundings for granted as we rush about our busy lives, but by exploring the Museum’s artefacts and our region – rich in history and heritage, with diverse wildlife, beautiful coastline and huge open skies – these artists and craftspeople have taken on a new challenge. Using traditional and modern techniques, participants have developed new expressive works that celebrate what East Anglia means to them.”

The exhibition, supported by the Big Lottery Fund’s Celebrate programme, is part of the Museum’s 50th anniversary year celebrations, marking its original public opening in 1967. Works will be displayed across the Museum’s beautiful 75-acre site and in some of the 20 historic buildings which visitors can enjoy.

Stitching is a very sociable activity, historically bringing people and communities together to celebrate, heal and relax. Lisa Harris said: ‘We think visitors will be impressed by the creativity on display and hope that they will be inspired to get involved themselves at one of our workshops or drop-in sessions.’

In the slideshow here you can see a couple of pieces which caught out attention but there is much more!

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We definitely have to come back to see everything again. The pieces are scattered through the whole museum and you have to look for them … I had a feeling like being on a treasure hunt. You can spot 68 works of art from framed embroideries to free standing installations or hangings on the trees. Pick a day with good weather and have a wonderful time.

Thank you for reading




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