I am a contemporary textile artist, and have been creating and selling art pieces for over twenty years.

I love the process of working with fabric and stitch, and have been collecting both for as long as I can remember, having amassed a treasured store of new, re-used and vintage material and threads.

In my studio in Sheffield I am surrounded by their beautiful colours, patterns and textures; and by a vast collection of buttons, beads, ribbons, and interesting found objects.

Inspiration for my work comes from many places, but most often from the colours, shapes and textures I see in nature; I’m ever grateful for its beauty, in flowers, birds, and animals, and in the calming effect of the landscape and the sea.

News

 

SPRING IS HERE!

 

embroidered new year 2018 flowers

 

 

INSTAGRAM: ***NEW***

I now have an Instagram page! Just search for 'dawnirelandtextileartist' inside Instagram, or click on the link below. Please take a look to see what i'm working on at the moment, and for up to date pictures from my workshops.

https://www.instagram.com/dawnirelandtextileartist

 

I'm also on Facebook, for further up to the minute news and pictures.

https://www.facebook.com/dawnirelandtextileartist

 

 

SPRING/SUMMER WORKSHOPS 2018:

I'll be running the following workshops over the next few months:

 

SUNDAY 20th MAY 2018, 10-3pm.

Free-Machine Embroidery Workshop (Flower Theme).

* 2 SPACES LEFT *

 

SUNDAY 10th JUNE 2018, 2-5pm.

Free-Machine Embroidery Workshop at Sew In The City.

 

SUNDAY 24th JUNE 2018, 10-3pm.

Free-Machine Embroidery Workshop (General theme).

* 3 SPACES LEFT *

 

SATURDAY 7th JULY 2018, 10-3pm.

Free-Machine Embroidery Workshop (Seaside theme).

* 3 SPACES LEFT *

 

SUNDAY 26th AUGUST 2018, 10-3pm.

Mixed Media Textiles (fabric painting, collage, free-machine/hand embroidery) Landscape/seascape themes.

* 2 SPACES LEFT *

 

MONDAY 8th OCTOBER 2018, 10am-3.30pm. ***NEW***

'Autumn Treasures - The Nature Table'. Using hand-made papers, maps, images, hand or machine stitch, leaves and items from the Nature Table, make a piece of work to frame as a picture or make into a cushion or bag.

At the Art Room, Barlow.

For more information, contact: info@fieldbreaks.co.uk

 

THURSDAY 22nd NOVEMBER 2018, 10am-3.30pm. ***NEW***

'Christmas Workshop - Textiles'. Christmas cards and decorations, made using Hand or Free-Machine Embroidery and Applique.

At the Art Room, Barlow.

For more information, contact: info@fieldbreaks.co.uk

 

For more details about my workshops, press the button to the right.

 

 

LATEST EVENT NEWS:

You can find news of events i will be attending in 2018 here, as well as on my Facebook page. More news soon!

 

OPEN UP SHEFFIELD 2018. **NEW**

Bank Holiday Saturday, Sunday, Monday 5th-7th May 2018, 11-5pm.

Visit my studio as part of this great city-wide event.

http://openupsheffield.co.uk/

 

Please check back and refresh the page regularly; for updates about my work, as well as news of forthcoming events i'm attending throughout the year.

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