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?

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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Dancing on Fire

Posted on Apr 27, 2012 in Tapestries | 0 comments

Dancing on Fire

Private commission. Handwoven cotton, wool, silk and acrylic on cotton warp. Approximate size 40 inches x 25 inches.  

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Liffey Descent

Posted on Apr 15, 2012 in Commissions, Slider, Tapestries | 0 comments

Liffey Descent

This tapestry is woven on a cotton warp with wool weft. Approximate size:  36inches x 16inches. It was interpreted from a photograph and commissioned for a ‘Liffey Descent’  canoe race winner.

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