This weekend I am exhibiting and selling my soft furnishing line at The Modern Home Show, Malone House, Belfast. It is stunningly located beside the both tranquil and busy Lagan towpath. I love doing the shows as it is great to meet customers face to face and share a passion for textiles, interiors and talent.
The group was the W.E.A.V.E.R group based in Larne, and the location was Drumalis House, Larne. It is a Decorative Arts and Crafts dream and hosts original wallpaper by my favourite textile artist, William Morris. I was lucky enough to get a guided tour with one of the Sisters back in January.
|Drumalis House Larne, combining the old with the new architecture.|
|Mr William Morris himself. He famously said 'Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful'.|
Back in the early 80's, I wrote my textile project on natural dyeing. The folder and experiments I made back then continues to serve me today and I love its rawness of being hand written in ink pen with water marks made during a colour experiment! Back then I hadn't discovered William Morris and his ethos, one which today, I very much subscribe to and appreciate.
|Cover page with slightly askew handwriting|
|My textile folder from 1990. I had the best textile teacher, Mrs Mc Cann.|
|Me with Kylemore Abbey, Cliften, Connemara Ireland blending in with nature.|
I hope you have enjoyed this blog which in itself has so many stories to tell. The creative journey never ends, that's why I love every moment of it.
Till next time when I shall be writing from the Southern Hemisphere,