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Needle Pointers from The Workbasket, August 1954

This is an excerpt from a vintage issue of The Workbasket, volume 19, August 1954 and it offers handy tips for needle work.  I am writing it as it is presented in the booklet.  315 more words


Hello world!

This is my very first post on this new site which will show my designs as I make my way through 3 years of a BA (Hons) in Textile Surface Design… 24 more words

Featuring Anna Rapson

As the time draws near to the students completing their degree and launching their careers we are featuring the outstanding work of our third year designers. 37 more words


sampling sampling sampling

combining techniques, translating drawing into stitch, playing with mixing materials, and using different threads with the same process to achieve varied and exciting outcomes.


New verses old!

Been a productive afternoon of looking and sorting through all my previous textiles design work to use to make new pieces :) this isn’t even a quarter of all my work, yet with these in this picture I can make lots!!

Textiles and fabric heaven :)


Fruit Prints

The organic silk and heavy weight satin I ordered arrived today and I’ve been busy dyeing fabrics and block printing. Incorporating bright bold prints into a design project is challenging as they tend to over power everything, but experimenting with size and colour is a lot of fun. 16 more words

Review: Mexican Textile Artist Yosi Anaya Highlights Significance of Traditional Crafts

Continuity Re-Inscribed is the first solo exhibition in Ireland by Mexican Textile Artist, Yosi Anaya, in CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork. Anaya was also the keynote speaker for the MAKE 2015 Symposium, now in its second year, which focuses on contemporary concerns around making. 606 more words

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