Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Abbeyknockmoy ICA group completes quilt!

The enthusiastic ICA women in Abbeyknockmoy have made a fantastic job of their centenary quilt! Tonight was their final class where they learned how to attach the binding and the hanging sleeve to their completed quilt. They will add the final hand-stitches to the binding and the sleeve on the back of the quilt on their own and then they will have completed their project.
So my work with this group comes to a close. I enjoyed the classes hugely and was extremely impressed with this dedicated group of new patchworkers. They rose to all the challenges of getting to know unfamiliar sewing machines, making quarter-inch seams, accurate piecing, machine-quilting and lots more.
This was a wonderful group to work with....not just because they came to every class equiped with wonderful home-baking to tempt me!! I was very warmly welcomed into the community hall in Abbeyknockmoy every week and loved every minute of the 10 classes we had together. I hope our paths will cross often in the future around the local area and at future patchworking events in Galway and beyond!

Friday, June 4, 2010

"Where do you come from"

"Where do you come from" features a photo of a derelict Irish cottage and a map of Balinora, Co. Cork printed onto calico and stretched over an 8x8inch frame. I can now reveal I made this for the "secret postcard" section of the "Down the Road" exhibition in St. Fin Barre's Cathedral. "Secret Postcards" are sold on the opening night of the exhibition (all at the same price) and the artist name is not known at the time of purchase. The money received is used to help fund future Cork Textiles Network events.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

"The man who built the wall"

"The man who built the wall" is part of a triptych I've made for "Down the Road" an exhibition of textiles by Cork Textiles Network at St. Fin Barre's Cathedral in Cork which opens today and runs until 17th June. For more information see www.corktextiles.com.
This piece is hand-painted onto calico and free-machine quilted. It is part of my on-going obsession with the beautiful dry-stone walls around my home in County Galway.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

New journals in stock!

Just some of the embroidered notebooks I have added to my stock recently! These are blank A6 sketchbooks/journals that I've made covers for. No two covers are the same as the combinations of vintage fabrics, threads, buttons, beads and embellishments cannot be repeated exactly. When the journal is full simply remove the cover to put on your new A6 journal.