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Spring Renewal

We are just finished putting up new work in Las Rada Wine and Tapas Bar in Naas – a springtime renewal.   It is always a pleasure to exhibit our textile art in this venue and Joanne and Jules have been very supportive of our work since the first invited us to be resident artists in 2015.    This is the thirteenth exhibition of work we have shown in this venue and it continues to be one of our favourite haunts.

Here are some glimpses of the new work:


‘Meandering’, Kathrina Hughes

Kathrina has used Shibori dyed thread and fabric, machine and hand stitch to create this very interesting piece. Layers of texture have been created using white thread on white to form the background over which the darker threads have been stitched.  This piece invokes, for this viewer at least, an aerial image of a frozen landscape, the tracks, the hedgerows, the boirins and hidden contours.  What do you see?


‘Georgous Garlic’, Caroline Fitzgerald

Caroline has gone all organic in this piece using a garlic root, some of its papery skin and a tea bag to create a textured and tactile artwork.  Hand made paper and linen fabric form the background and the colours are earthy and calming.  Definitely one to appeal to proponents of ‘recycling’ and natural forms and colours!!

‘The Hills’, Rina Whyte

Rina has used linen fabrics to produced a layered and densely stitched landscape based on her local area of Kildare.  She has managed to create an undulating, naturalistic landscape through stitch and fabric manipulation that is evocative and very beautiful.

The framing on this piece is wonderful which is something we sometimes forget to recognise as part of the overall ‘look’ of a piece. A really good mount and frame adds expotentially to any artwork

Well done all on the great work.

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