These are works created on wooden panels and some scrap wood - fabric with stitch and encaustic :
Saturday, 27 August 2016
An exhibition is taking place at Listoke in Drogheda of work by members of Louth Craftmark - on until 30 September. These works below are on display there :
This is made from Irish linen dyed with avocado, turmeric, tea and coffee then waxed.
Linen and silk on panel with encaustic
Tuesday, 26 July 2016
I'm delighted this piece of work has been chosen to be exhibited in CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery from the 3rd - 27th August with Cork Textiles Network. The theme of the exhibition is 'Play' and I have used noughts and crosses as my inspiration. The work is discharged linen and saffron dyed linen with rust which has been stitched pojagi style and waxed. This is the work before it has been buffed and a further coat of wax added.
Saturday, 18 June 2016
Wednesday, 15 June 2016
I have just finished a 4 week course with Joanna Kidney at her Outpost Studios in Bray experimenting with encaustic wax. Lots more to learn and more experimenting with how to work it into my fabric pieces but it was very enjoyable. Joanna has great patience and was very informative and giving - definitely a worthwhile workshop. Here are some images :
and this one is avocado and saffron dyed linen with wax - pojagi style - probably my favourite:
Thursday, 24 March 2016
Wednesday, 2 December 2015
I am delighted that I, along with some of my Ceangailte Art Collective friends had some works accepted into the Drogheda Arts Centre 'Proclamation' Exhibition which opened last week and will be on display until 8 January. The main image 'Valour' was made specifically in response to the exhibition and they also accepted some other works which had recently been shown in the Sean Holywood Arts Centre.
Tuesday, 24 November 2015
I was at the launch of the new exhibition at R-Space in Lisburn showing the works of Helen McAllister. Helen has some amazing intricate and delicate embroidered works which she completed over many years and this exhibition is a must see. Here are some images from the event :
Thursday, 29 October 2015
This indigo dyed and discharged piece of linen has been screen printed and hand stitched pogaji style and will be on display at the RDS Knit and Stitch Show in Dublin in November with Cork Textiles Network. Have a look at their stand which has some fabulous works.
Thursday, 8 October 2015
Ceangailte Art Collective, established 3 years ago and of which now has 12 members launched our first exhibition in the Sean Holywood Arts Centre in Newry on Tuesday night. I am very pleased to be part of this vibrant and dynamic group of artists and to have shown our group and individual works. The theme of the show was 'Storm' and everyone responded in different ways and in a variety of media. My response was by way of identifying our emotional storms in life and I have shown 3 textile pieces, Calm, Rage and Reflection.
Tuesday, 15 September 2015
This next piece of work is also for Cork Textiles Network's exhibition and this is for the 'In Stitches' exhibition being held in Bishopstown library from 3rd October. All works are to be mounted in an embroidery hoop.
Work again is Saffron dyed Irish linen, screen printed and graphite on linen.
Sunday, 12 April 2015
Sunday, 25 January 2015
Here are some items I bought from Grace at Beyond Measure. They are beautiful, lovely scissors in a leather case, a darning egg which opens to hold needles and some floss, also a beautiful needle holder. Have a look at her Facebook site, she has some lovely items and will be opening up an online shop soon.