Barbara Ireland, Textile Artist

“The last few years have been ones of exploration and development for me as a Textile Artist. I have undergone a dramatic shift of focus from traditional patchwork and quilting to the exploration of a wide variety of materials and techniques. This liberation from boundaries is giving me the freedom to create, a greater sense of achievement with the finished works and the courage to explore more.”

January Dawn
Hand painted recycled silk garment, machine and hand embroidery, oil paint stick
32.5cm x 42cm

Hand printed polycotton, machine embroidery
35cm x 45cm

August Morning
Hand painted silk, machine embroidery
44cm x 35cm

The Struggle Continues
Commercial and hand dyed silk; vintage handkerchiefs; cotton thread, Hand stitched and fused
32.5cm x 42cm

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