Monday, 23 September 2019

Tin Shed Yarns -Fiona MacBride

Kaipara Valley Shawl
Fiona MacBride –Tin Shed Yarns

The need to stitch was always with Fiona and after winning an award at a National Quilting show she worked to free-up her creativity and develop her design work.

 She found she was good with colour and absorbed the theory easily.  She took to spinning and knitting between “the children” and did teaching workshops on Ashford spinning and dyeing equipment as a retailer.

Having not been taught to knit she found it liberating to work without patterns or rules. Acknowledging her heritage has meant a diversion into social history and particularly the Myth of The Aran.

Fiona is setting off on a study of Shetland and Aran work in the near future where she hopes to meet with curators and researchers.

Fiona’s Workshop/Studio in Nelson st will be open over Labour Weekend for ARTS in the VILLE October 26th-28th 2019.

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