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More 3D textile pieces

Last week’s post looked at current 3D pieces produced by our members  – but I couldn’t include them all in the one post as it might have caused image overload for your email!    So here is a look at the remaining pieces….. well worth waiting for:

Cosmos, Helen

Helen McLoughlin’s ‘Cosmos‘ is a monoprint on cotton muslin, wrapped and stitched onto a semi circular wire framework, then mounted within a box frame.

The piece developed from a monoprinting session and the illusion of movement the printing created on the fabric.

The outcome is an piece evocative of shooting stars and planets in a cosmic landscape.


Amalgam‘ by Eimear Molony is a wonderful collar of hand beaded free machine embroidery on a fabric background.


The piece would add interest to any dress or jumper.  It is reversible and can transform from day to evening wear.

The piece represents the uniqueness, complexity and individuality of a woman’s personality as envisaged by Eimear.



‘Life in Tempo‘ by Vanessa Scott-Hayward is a piece created by weaving together strips of old music sheets which were forst over printed in a once-off print (mono printing).

The piece was than stitched using a manual, vintage Singer sewing machine.  The slow, steady crank of the sewing machine set the pace as the patterns were traced and retraced onto the woven paper.

The work can be viewed from either side, as the reverse is a striking monochrome as Vanessa used a black thread in the bobbin of the sewing machine and left the reverse of the music sheets unprinted.

The piece is placed in a double sided perspex frame that can be wall mounted or can sit in a hand made wooden stand, which makes it a really versatile piece..


Snapshots from ‘Natural Phenomena’ Exhibition

Hi Felting and Stitching fans,

We are half way through our autumn exhibition at McAuley Place Arts and Culture Centre, Naas and we are very pleased with the interest in our work.  There are 15 pieces on display and in the catalogue and a few more made their entrance after the catalogue had gone to print!  There is great variety in the techniques used such as mono printing, applique, hand stitch, wet felting, machine embroidery and painting on fabric.

Here are a few snapshots:

A close up of ‘Astral Storm’ by Colleen Prendiville – applique and hand stitch on mono printed cotton.

A segment of ‘Harmony’ by Maria Dunne which consists of merino wool and silk fibres, hand dyed and wet felted.

In Flight’ by Elaine Peden is a hand felted necklace consisting of up-cycled fabric, mixed fibres, Japanese seed beads, faceted stones and antique buttons.

‘Lightening Strikes’ by Helen McLoughlin is ice dyed raw silk embellished with silver-coated copper wire.