Expanded Territories Exhibition

The exhibition opening went well, and it will be running til the 27th March in the Leitrim Scupture Centre and then travelling to Catalyst Arts Centre in Belfast from the 30th March to 11th April. There are some great ideas there - it is well worth a look. Some of my favourites are below - heavy on the textiles I know!

That's my own new toy sewing patterns above. They were popular with the smaller exhibition visitors, in fact at one stage I noticed the animals were missing and found the house crammed full of them.

Also pictured is a new service I am developing. This is a custom baby book, where people send me photos of their baby and family and I make them up into a cloth baby book. I worked on the example shown above with Fergus Ford, an awesome photographer who lent me his baby and family for the sample book. Big thanks to Ferg for all the incredible photos, especially the beautiful ones above of Toby having a quiet moment with his book. (More on the book in the months to come.)

I loved this concept but failed to take down the name of the people who are making it. (Will add it in later.) It is a machine for walking on water! How brilliant is that! 

Here are Fiona McCarthy's gorgeous textiles. Fiona is a great illustrator and created these characters called Mabel & Arnt, who go on various adventures. She will be bringing out a range of textiles with prints of her quirky illustrations.

Stunning felted wall hanging from Brigitta Varadi.

Rachel from Thorn Maiden Design has sourced some Irish fleece from Galway sheep and is having it spun into yarn to create sock knitting kits with. I can't wait to try some of the yarn! Obviously I am very excited about this project, given the dearth of Irish yarn available.

And to finish off, here is one of Frances Crowe's woven paper pieces. Frances does really beautiful weaving work, I particularly love her animal pieces.