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 Violet graduated from N.C.A.D in 1988 with a degree in Art and Design and later returned  to study Embroidery and  Printed Textiles. A member of Visual Artist Ireland, Cork Textile Network, Society of Embroidered Textiles, UK and Surface Design Association, USA.

  Violet divides her time between teaching art and working from her own studio in Drogheda, Co Louth.


Artist's Statement

Cloth is at the heart of my work and hand stitch is my preferred method of mark making. I work deliberately stitch by stitch and like the slow meditative and repetitive nature of hand sewing. Taking my themes from nature and the environment, I print with dyes using screen print and relief print, a technique that allows the image to become part of the fabric rather than sitting on the surface.I dye my own linen using natural dyes and create work which I hope is environmentally friendly.  I'm concerned with texture, pattern, layering print and stitch to achieve what I hope are tactile pieces, inviting to the touch.

Exhibitions 2021

Droichead Art Centre , Connected , November

Made , Kilkenny Crafts council Gallery November

Isolation Chronicles, Chicago

Pluid, National Comfort Blanket ( Online Exhibition)

Collars, Ruffs and Cuffs , Design Council of Ireland

Exhibitions 2019

Droichead Arts Centre , Drogheda, Ireland

Bishopstown Library, Cork

Talk and presentation, Cork Textile Network

Talk , presentation and workshop, Embroidery guild, Dublin.


Exhibitions 2018

Alexander palace, London, Knitting and Stitch Fair Gallery

Harrogate, UK

RDS, Dublin. Knitting and Stitch Fair Gallery

Exhibitions 2017

Solo show Mid County Cafe, Tipperary

Sculpture in Context, National Botanic Gardens, Dublin

Newgrange, Co Meath

Listoke House and Gallery, Louth

Knitting and Stitching Fair, Simmonscourt, Dublin

College of Music, Cork

Group Project, Australia

Exhibitions 2016

Fionnglass Gallery, Connemara, Co Galway

Clifden Arts Week, Galway

Wandsworth Gallery, Cork

Knitting and Stitching Fair, Simminscourt, Dublin

College Of Music, Cork







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