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Ink Making Workshop with Plants with Violet Shirran

Wednesday, 8th June 2022 - Wednesday, 8th June 2022

Ink making Workshop with Plants led by textile artist Violet Shirran

Wednesday 8th June 7.30-9pm

The session including materials and refreshments is charged at €20 (Additional fees by Eventbrite)

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Presented within the context of Helena Gorey's exhibition Understory, and her deep and longstanding connection with place, the rural environment, and the Irish hedgerow, textile artist Violet Shirran leads a session where patricipants make three natural colours from plants and Violet demonstrates how to alter the shade using various natural products.

With materials supplied, and refreshments including Prosecco and Sparkling water available, this workshop exploring colour in nature will be enjoyable if you attend alone or want to bring a friend or colleague.

Violet Shirran - About

Violet graduated from N.C.A.D with a degree in Art/Craft and Design in 1988 and later returned to study Embroidery and Printed Textiles which she now combines in her work. A member of Visual Artists Ireland, Cork Textile Network, Society of Embroidered Textiles and Surface Design, Violet divides her time between teaching art, workshops and working from her own studio in Drogheda, Co Louth. Violet has exhibited in group and solo shows both nationally and internationally.

Artist's Statement - Violet Shirran

'Cloth is at the heart of my work and stitch is my preferred method of mark making, natural dye my preferred colour medium, the slow step by step process of natural dyeing perfectly compliments my sewing. Although my work is conceptual and often involves contributions from followers on Instagram, at its heart my work is primarily concerned with being environmentally friendly.'


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