A textiles artist specialising in the art of felt making and botanical printing. She lives in the village of Meigh, within the beautiful Ring of Gullion in South Armagh where she works from her studio creating unique wraps and scarves, wall hangings and framed pieces.
In recent years she has been experimenting with traditional forms of dyeing using plants. This has evolved into botanical contact printing or eco-printing, a technique that involves the use of various mordants to extract dyes from plants which are then transferred to fabric.
Mary is very keen to use only natural fabrics including, wool, silk, cotton and in particular, Irish Linen, not only because it is a beautiful natural material, sourced from a local mill for which she had the pleasure of working, but because of the proud history of linen production in this country and the fact that many of her aunts and uncles grew up in the mill towns of Darkley and Keady and earned their living from them.
Using local flowers and plants plucked from her garden and the neighbouring slopes of Slieve Gullion, Mary’s aim is to preserve a little of nature and history in her work.Share This Listing