Hand-printed Irish Linen Artwork and Willow Wall Hanging #16
Dimensions: 33cm width
Materials: Irish Linen, Willow, Linen thread, Leather cord, interfacing
Leaf print: Oak Print, Linen dyed with Iron water
Oak -Known as lord of the wood in the summer months, champion and protector. It has associations of strength and fertility. The word for Oak in Irish (Dair) also means a Chief. May and Midsummer fires were often made of Oak wood. Its bark was used to make black dye and its wood was often used for furniture.
Each piece in this collection has been made from heritage materials: Irish Willow, formed into hoops, and Irish Linen that features unique and individual hand-printed artwork.
Each piece has been created using processes drawn directly from the land and references the Old Irish Tree List, and our native woodlands, and our connection to the land. The processes used to make each hoop vary but include mark making using nature printing and eco-printing. Colour has been made using iron water and natural dyes extracted from tree bark, along with printing inks.
The Irish Linen has been backed with interfacing and another layer of unbleached Irish Linen stitched into the hoops using linen thread. Each hoop features a leather cord for hanging.