Saturday, March 14, 2015

We are changing our name!

Hi friends and supporters,

Since our group started nearly five years ago we have grown and developed our skills, techniques and interest in textile art.   We have gone on courses, attended workshops, given workshops, gone on more courses and, of course, exhibited our work to public scrutiny!

We think it is time that our group name also changed and developed into something that is more appropriate to an exhibiting group.

We are a very democratic bunch of women so it took much discussion, emails and ruthless cutting out of names that just didn't come up to scratch, to reach a consensus.  Now we have it and we are really happy with our efforts.  


It is a name that reflects the fifteen elements that make up our group and the year in which we have grown up!   Watch out for our new website and email address - we will keep you informed.

Decision making at Las Rada Tapas Bar

Friday, March 6, 2015

Snippets from our current exhibition at Las Rada

I promised two weeks ago to show you some snippets of the work currently hanging in the gallery space at Las Rada Wine and Tapas Bar, Naas.  This is proving to be a very successful exhibition with lots of positive feedback and one, possibly two, pieces sold.

'Above and Below' by Marie Dunne
Hungarian bats wool, rovings and yarns, hand-dyed Wensleydale curls and silk cocoons. Wet felted and embellished with silk cocoons

'Throwaway' by Helen McLoughlin
Screen print, metallic paint, chiffon with machine and hand stitch

'Marrakesh Courtyard' a group piece produced by five of the group.
This piece was made using block printing with metallic paints on handmade Indian paper, 
layered with chiffon and hand stitch, then mounted onto perspex.  It was inspired by the colourful Moroccan floor tiles in Las Rada.  Rumour has it that it found a buyer!