I have recently completed my contribution to the Stitch Your Brain Project organised by Monika Auch. This is such a lovely project and an exhibition of works are to be held in Amsterdam in late November. Go have a look at her project and completed works :) .
Monday, 10 September 2018
Currently exhibiting in Alliance Francaise Cork, is this piece of work which is my contribution to the theme of 'Tales' organised by Cork Textiles Network. Artists were asked to respond to the theme and hopefully be successful in contributing to the Knitting and Stitching show this year in London, Dublin and Harrogate. My work is entitled 'My Diary, a place to keep secrets. This work is based around a diary – a place where you can record your thoughts, secrets and often life’s meaning and memories. It’s a deeply personal space that is never meant to be shared or viewed but something enjoyed by its author.
This work is like my diary – it provides a glimpse of secrets and thoughts – an understanding that we all have a life, the detail of which not everyone will ever see or know but are wrapped up, patched over and stitched into the fabric of my life . Edited to add this piece is sold.
The other part of this exhibition is 'Heads' where all members were asked to produce a self portrait to fit to a particular size canvas. Here I am - 'She's got issues'
Posted by Caroline Moore at 20:23
Friday, 30 June 2017
I recently attended a workshop at Big Cat Textiles in Newburgh on natural dyeing with Michel Garcia. It was such an amazing experience, intense learning but very much worth it. I plan to mordant many metres of linen and cotton this weekend in preparation for dyeing over the coming weeks. Michel is a passionate tutor and very knowledgeable and I was lucky to be with a great group who were all very keen and eager to learn too. Here are some images of my dyed samples :
Natural Indigo on Linen and Silk
Natural Dyes on Linen
Natural Dyes on Silk
Michel at work
Salmon Sculpture in local park
Posted by Caroline Moore at 11:16
Tuesday, 20 June 2017
Exhibiting in Newry Library with Ceangailte, the group responded to the theme of About a Book... for this exhibition.
Accordian book on handmade paper rusted and tea stained
Irish Linen and encaustic with stitch
Below are works from other Ceangailte members in a variety of media
Posted by Caroline Moore at 13:08
Saturday, 7 January 2017
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
Posted by Caroline Moore at 17:13
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.
Posted by Caroline Moore at 20:25
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:
Posted by Caroline Moore at 20:05
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.
Posted by Caroline Moore at 19:47
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 :
Posted by Caroline Moore at 20:16