Tapestries

Aine is available to work on commissions. She will meet with the client throughout the design phase and tailor ideas creating sketches and samples using a wide range of coloured and textured yarns. Clients are encouraged to visit the studio throughout construction to see work in progress. Aine’s personal work centers around the use of symbols and meaning making. The work process is a replica of the ancient tradition of constructing fabric on a four sided frame..PIc ….( A four shaft handloom is also used in the weaving of smaller items available from the studio.)….this re another category?

Tjuringa Stone

Posted on Jan 27, 2014 in Slider, Tapestries | 0 comments

Tjuringa Stone

Hand woven cotton, linen and silk weft on a cotton warp Approximately 4ft x 4ft  

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Sean Mháthair

Posted on May 5, 2012 in Commissions, Gallery, Tapestries | 0 comments

Sean Mháthair

Tapestry wallhanging on display in the Augustinian Church, Shop Street, Drogheda. This piece was commissioned by the Augustinian Community to celebrate their 700 years in the town. It features motifs from the Harry Clarke stained glass window which can be seen in the church.  The image of the Grandmother or Sean Mhathair depicts feminine wisdom in a time of change.  Acceptance of the stages of abundance, decay, stillness and new growth as a part of life…something to live with..to dance with.. Not to fight against. It is woven on a cotton warp at six warp ends to the inch. The weft...

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Celtic Knotwork

Posted on Apr 28, 2012 in Gallery, Tapestries | 0 comments

Celtic Knotwork

Handwoven Tapestry on cotton warp with woolen weft. Approximate Size 24 inches x 30 inches. The tapestry is hung on a carved pole representing the earth and air elements depicted in the centre of the tapestry as a bird and a bull.

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Changing Woman

Posted on Apr 28, 2012 in Tapestries | 0 comments

Changing Woman

Handwoven tapestry with woolen warp on a cotton weft. Size Approx 5ft x 3ft. Changing Woman and the Three Musics – Goltraighe, Geantraighe agus Suantraighe. Weeping,  Merriment and Sleep.

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Words at the Well

Posted on Apr 28, 2012 in Gallery, Tapestries | 0 comments

Words at the Well

Woven with 100% local wool handspun by the artist on a linen warp. Size:  30inches x 60inches The triangular shape mirrors that of a church spire. Through the use of brown earthy colours the image  depicts root level conversation.  The three figures, a male, female and child rep are symbolic of family.

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Brigit

Posted on Apr 28, 2012 in Commissions, Gallery, Tapestries | 0 comments

Brigit

This tapestry is woven from cotton and wool on a cotton warp. The bowl, beads and moon shape on the top right hand corner are felted from local sheep’s wool. Approximate size:  3ft x 2ft. In Ireland there was a strong presence of pagan worship to the goddess Brid that left behind many stories,songs and rituals.  The presence of Brid in the Irish psyche amalgamated into present day St. Brigit whose feast day is celebrated on February 1st each year. This tapestry looks through the offering of the Christian symbol of rosary beads towards the Pre Christian symbol of a sensuous, intuitive...

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