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.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
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.
I'm also on Facebook, for further up to the minute news and pictures.
NEW YEAR WORKSHOPS 2018: ***NEW***
I'll be running the following workshops over the next few months:
SUNDAY 11th FEBRUARY 2018, 10-3pm.
Free-Machine Embroidery Workshop (Heart Theme).
* 2 SPACES LEFT *
SUNDAY 25th MARCH 2018, 10-3pm.
Free-Machine Embroidery Workshop (Spring Theme).
* 5 SPACES LEFT *
SATURDAY 7th APRIL 2018, 10-3pm.
Free-Machine Embroidery Workshop.
* ONLY 1 SPACE LEFT *
SATURDAY 19th MAY 2018, 10-3pm.
Free-Machine Embroidery Workshop (Flower theme).
* 6 SPACES LEFT *
Press the button to the right for more details about my workshops.
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!
VINTAGE & QUIRKY 'HANDMADE EVENT'.
Sunday 18th March 2018:
Cavendish Hall, Edensor, Chatsworth Estate, Derbyshire.
Handmade hand-picked art and crafts on sale.
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.