Old Head


  • Picture size: 16.5cm x 11.5cm
    Picture with frame and mount: 26cm x 21cm
  • No glass – this piece is made to be touched!
  • Materials: fabric, cotton thread, embroidery threads, lace

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Ireland: 12 EUR
UK/Europe: 18 EUR
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This piece is made by selecting fabrics to create a picture. The fabrics are layered and sewn in place using free motion embroidery, a technique which uses my sewing machine as a drawing tool. Finishing touches and embellishments are made using hand embroidery.

Old Head is found out on a headland down in Co Cork, not far from Kinsale. I was gifted this view every morning after a gruelling cycle up a steep hill. The beauty of it took what remaining breath I had, and I knew I wanted to create a textile artwork based on it. Being summer the verges were full of grasses and flowers and that is what I focussed on in this picture. I particularly love the little white flowers, which are stitched on by hand, and held in place with a delicate french knot.