Lost in Linen: Bricolage Quilts


Preview 26/09/2018, 7:00pm

Continues 27/09/2018 – 26/10/2018



Island Arts Centre Lisburn, Lagan Valley Island, Lisburn BT27 4RL

t: 028 9250 9509



Exhibition by Sinead Black.

Bricolage has a simple and pure ethos, designing and making quilts blending traditional hand-making processes with contemporary colour combinations. All linens I use are woven locally by Flax-Mill Textiles in N. Ireland.

I selectively dye some cloth using native Irish plants and hand stitch the quilts which is a long but satisfying process. I blend the richness of the Irish linen tradition with the minimalism of modern design, to produce heirloom items. My linen quilts have appeared in The Irish Times, Liberty of London Design Call, Simple-Shape’s first pop-up store in Brick Lane, London and been shortlisted for the ‘Irish Made Awards’ in 2017.

I have recently participated in Crafted Vancouver. My work has been featured in ‘Our Linen Stories’ touring exhibition, Edinburgh in May 2018 and the exhibition ‘Contained’ at Frosses Yard, August 2018.


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