Tuesday, February 22, 2011

"Make it New" An exhibition by the Textile Art Forum until

A photograph from "Make it New" an exhibition by the Textile Art Forum which continues until 25th February at

Ards Arts Centre,
Newtownards Town Hall,
Conway Square,
Co Down, BT23 4DB

Opening times: 10.00 – 16.30 Mon - Thurs, 10.00 – 16.00 Fri - Sat

For more information see www.textileartforum.blogspot.com

"Seamless" off the body, on the wall: Textile exhibition at Colaiste Stiofain Naofa, Cork

My aunt was influential in teaching me how to sew when I was about 6 years old. I recently inherited her sewing box, filled with her threads and sewing notions for mending, altering and embellishing clothing. Some aunties may seem/seam so straight! But my aunty lived an interesting and full life in Ireland, UK and the USA. She seemed quite exotic to a very impressed 6-year old! These nostalgic treasures inspired a series of 4 8x8inch block pieces. (photos of the 4 pieces to follow shortly!)

Friday, February 18, 2011

Crafted Creatures at the Ark, Temple Bar, Dublin

Fellow Cork Textiles Network colleague, Ann Kiely's work will feature in "Crafted Creatures" event at the Ark, Temple Bar, Dublin from 15th February to 1st April, 2011. For more information on this event see www.ark.ie.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

'Form and Function' in Textiles, A Conference by Cork Textiles Network

A two-day conference of textiles from Britain and Ireland's leading contemporary textile artists takes place at Colaiste Stiofan Naofa, Tramore Road, Cork on 5th and 6th March, 2011. For a full listing of events and workshops see http://www.corktextiles.com/.