Monday, September 4th was Labor Day in the US. It’s always a bit strange when there is a holiday back home but not where I am. This proved to be another one of my favorite days.. We went to Sligo to meet the Textile Collective, a group of fiber artists. Such a great group of people. If I lived there, this is the group I would like to join–if they would have me! Four of the six members were present and they put on quite a buffet. Very glad I had skipped lunch that day. Here we are gathered.
We met in the home of Audrey Stanley.
We all loved the painting she had done.
Textile Collective has had opportunities to show their work. Here is a piece they’ve displayed and asked viewers to add to whether stitches, text, or embellishments.
Alison Hunter showed a number of pieces, showing a variety of interests. We were all amazed at her felted, recycled plates. I’ve never seen anyone do anything like them. She uses only vintage, cracked or broken plates.
Here is Alison standing by Kathy Brassill, our tour organizer.
Alison also showed a number of small, felted landscapes, which at least two of our members purchased, along with some of her cards.
Geraldine Beirne also showed a number of pieces, felted and stitched. I particularly liked her felted vessels which she refused to sell to one of our members, no not me.
Last but not least was Mary Cronin who wore her art–a rusted and printed top.
Our last destination for the day was Killybegs–a fishing village. The harbor at twilight.