Wednesday 2 December 2015

Proclamation Exhibition at Drogheda Arts Centre

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

R-Space Lisburn - Helen McAllister Exhibition

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

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

In Stitches

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.

Threads and Traces

This piece of work was recently exhibited at the County Museum in Cork with Cork Textiles Network, thanks to all there who do great work at organising all the exhibitions.  Lots more events are planned for the coming months if you would like to take a look :

This piece is made from Irish linen and is saffron dyed, rust dyed, screen printed, painted, stitched....

Sunday 12 April 2015

Work in Progress

This is saffron dyed and rust dyed linen which has been screen printed and stitched.  Its around 12 x 12 inches at the minute but still has a lot more work to be done.

Sunday 25 January 2015

Some new 'things' to keep me going

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.

Sunday 18 January 2015

Embroidered Textile Works

These are some of the works that have been keeping me busy these past few months.  They are works completed on dyed linen napkins.  All fabric is linen which is stitch, dyed, rusted, screen printed and whatever I was playing with at the time ........  All approx 12" square.

Dogwood Nest

It's been such a long time since I've posted so I thought I would give a quick update.  I am currently at the final stages of working on the Storm project with an art group - 'Ceangailte'.  We are a group of 14 mixed media artists and planning our first exhibition in the coming months.

So today, instead of putting the final touches to some work,  I had a play with some dogwood.  I love how this turned out and hope to make a few more over the coming weeks.