Local and natural textiles

The Fibre of our Being was a series of events in Summer 2023 exploring contemporary textiles which looked at tradition, current textile production and sustainability. We had a summer of colourful fun and craft and an amazing fashion show. Here below are some of the images from our events which were supported by Creative Ireland, Department of Culture, Heritage and Gaeltacht and Cork county Council.

The Fibre of Our Being Exhibition 

The Fibre of our Being exhibition consisted of work by 15 crafts people, artists and businesses who all work sustainably and in creative ways using Irish wool, Irish Linen and also working with heriatge crafts such as Crois weaving and Lace making. It ran from July 2023 to September 2023.

The Fibre of Our Being Fashion Show

One of the highlights of these events was The Fashion show in Levis Corner House in Ballydehob. We worked on this with Fibershed Ireland and many members came to both model and display their work. These pictures give just a small indication of the event and the fun that was had by all – both in the audience and backstage.


Workshops were held in Indigo Dyeing, Machine Knitting and Natural Dyeing, Upcycling clothes. Talks took place in Sheeps Wool, Fibershed Ireland and Plant fibres in Craft. Below are some images