What a fabulous day out at the Museum of East Anglian Life today - Carol, Lorna and ex EAST member June Carroll and myself went for a day out to see the exhibition Fabric Fields and French Knots. This exhibition marks the 50th anniversary of the Museum of East Anglian Life. To celebrate they have teamed up with members of local Embroiderers' Guild groups in Suffolk and Essex to create new works inspired by the museum collections.
Among the artists exhibiting is our own Carol Dixon, along with such familiar names as Jan Lovell, Susan Cranwell, Malelaine Nightingale, Vendulka and Olivier Battais, Mary McIntosh to name just a few.
The exhibits are housed in various buildings on the site as well as in the Abbot's Hall Gardens. You definitely need the little guide to find all 68 pieces and even after three hours we still did not get round it all, so make sure you allow plenty of time when you visit. For more details go to www.eastanglianlife.org.uk
The photographs below show a selection of the exhibits which hopefully will give a taster and make you want to go along to have a look.
The first exhibit below is to be found in the conservatory in the main Abbot's Hall and is a joint effort.
Below is a detail from the tree above.
Gypsy Caravan by Vendulka and Olivier Battais
Country Faces by Madelaine Nightingale
Winter Hedges by Madelaine Nightingale
Winter Hedgerow by Carol Dixon
Steam Power by Jan Lovell
Footplate by Jan Lovell
Edges by Madelaine Nightingale
Allan - Suffolk Sheep Lamb by Susan Cranwell
Frieda - Suffolk Sheep by Susan Cranwell
Cedric - Suffolk Sheep by Susan Cranwell
Celebration Stitch by Gay Macbeth