New Exhibition > SAMPLER: Studies in pattern < by Sinead Black, Bricolage
Beautiful new quilt-works by local textile artist. Small, framed studies in quilt design and traditional stitching methods.
Bricolage was established in 2006 by Sinead Black – developed from a life spent in architecture and design. The essence of Bricolage is in the name – a piecing together of available cloth.
Sinead uses, traditional stitching techniques and 100% linen from local areas to create contemporary quilts and homewares. The design ethos is to bring together traditional hand-made processes with the minimalism of modern design.
Her influences come from her design background, the power of Irish nature, the inherent natural qualities of the linen and the familiar heritage of plant-dyeing processes.
Quilting is often referred to as ‘a meditation with the hands.’ The process of sewing a quilt is an ancient one. Quilts can bond a family history together in a truly personal way. Each Bricolage quilt is hand-quilted, using traditional stitching methods and natural locally sourced linens. Sinead says, “My aim is to design & make products which lift the soul and stand the test of time – in essence, heirlooms which remain true to the raw materials used and which may be handed down through generations.”
Her large linen quilts can be up to 3m square in size! But fear not – this latest body of work, SAMPLER, is essentially Bricolage in detail! – Smaller framed linen quilt samplers with geometric sashiko-stitched patterns developed from the designs from her larger quilts. This work provides an opportunity to bring a unique piece of Bricolage into your home.
You will be delighted with a range of quilting methods, from a typical quilt ‘block’; reimagined traditional patterns such as ‘sawtooth’ and the ‘nine-patch’ to stitched patterns inspired by the traditional Japanese ‘sashiko‘ stitching method.
But don’t just take it from us!
Sinead’s work has been admired far and wide….
‘FOR DO-GOOD DECOR, TRY THE LINENS FROM NORTHERN IRELAND’S BRICOLAGE…WE LOVE ITS 100% LINEN CUTLERY HOLDERS’ JANE MCFARLAND, THE SUNDAY TIMES FEB 2020
‘COMBINING IRISH LINENS AND HAND-STITCHING, THE SMALL STUDIO CREATES QUILTS THAT FEEL BOTH TRADITIONAL AND CONTEMPORARY…’ THE NEW CRAFTSMEN, 2020
‘SINCE ITS FORMATION, BRICOLAGE HAS BEEN OUR GO-TO FOR LINEN TABLEWARE… UNDERSTATED, BEAUTIFUL, WELL-MADE + DURABLE’ OX BELFAST, MICHELIN STAR RESTAURANT
‘…INTRINISICALLY IRISH AND UNIQUE’ MANCHAN MANGAN, THE IRISH TIMES MAGAZINE
Sinead’s work will be on display until January 2022
Prices start from £120