'For do-good decor, try the linens from Northern Ireland’s Bricolage, which are made locally and dyed using native Irish plants — we love its 100% linen cutlery holders', Jane McFarland, Sunday Times Interiors, 16 February 2020
In Sept 2018, as part of the Our Linen Stories touring exhibition and the first Linen Biennale, my 'Basket Quilt' returned to N. Ireland. It was displayed in the beautiful setting of Lisburn Cathedral alongside the wonderful work of the 'Earthed' range of fabrics by William Clarke.
Images courtesy of 'Our Linen Stories'
The queensize quilt is based on an abstracted version of a simple basket weaving pattern I noticed on my travels. The linen of course comes from the...
In May 2018 I was invited to attend Crafted Vancouver in Canada, where I hosted quiltmaking workshops and lectured on my work. I was one of three makers selected from the UK, so it was inspiring to work alongside silversmith Bryony Knox and textile artist Bridget Bailey Bryony of course has recently featured on the BBC2 programme The Victorian House of Arts & Crafts . It was a true honour and great fun.
Myself, Bryony & Bridget at Heritage Hall, Vancouver
One of my first interviews when I set up Bricolage was this one, by the multi-talented and busy Mel Wiggins. Mel is an advocate of ethical family living and working. Her website is most definitely worth a visit, and her Instagram feed is a grand way to start your day!