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Hallinan’s piece ‘Fragment Meditation’ in the main gallery is constructed using rubble from a demolished church to create a communal gathering area. The idea of deconstruction and reconstruction will be the centre of our textile workshop where we will use old unwanted garments and textiles to create a new piece of 2d textile mosaic or quilt. These will be documented as a whole piece but participants are welcome to bring their work home.
This full day workshop will cover a range of textile manipulation techniques and stitches. Participants will be guided to create a unique piece of art full of rich textures and light relief qualities. Some techniques we will cover: light quilting, rushing, layering, hand smocking etc.
Embroidery is a wonderfully gentle and meditative process which allows us to appreciate, contemplate and be still while expressing ourselves. Suitable for absolute beginners as well as those who have some experience working with textiles this will be a fun and relaxed day of making.
No drawing or art experience is necessary. This will suit all levels.
Participants are asked to bring an old piece of textiles which they’re happy to be cut up and shared among the groups.
Testimonials from previous textile workshops
“Really enjoyable day course in a gorgeous location. Siobhan creates a relaxed atmosphere to pass on her knowledge and guide you on making your own artwork.”
“I found Siobhan textile workshop brilliant on every level, her way of showing you how to achieve a piece of your own work, making it simple to do, with results that left me bursting with pride.”
Siobhán (BDes Embroidery, HIP) is a painter and textile artist who has enjoyed residencies at The Cill Rialaig Project in Kerry, AIR Krems Austria and Custom House Studios Mayo as well as with the Butler Gallery Kilkenny.
She has extensive experience devising and delivering learning and education programs. She runs a small art school from her home studio and has been invited guest lecturer in NCAD Dublin and is currently Senior Technical Officer (Soft Materials) for First year students in NCAD.
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