Irish Patchwork Society

celebrating the art of patchwork & quilt making since 1981

Talk by Kathy Ross Textile Artist

  • 19 Jun 2021
  • 2:30 PM
  • Zoom

Kathy Ross is an Irish textile artist who works from her sunny studio in Rural County Galway.

Kathy Studied Fine art and Art History in the National college or Art and design Dublin, before moving back to her hometown of Galway.

‘My work is inspired by both the beauty of my surrounding , and local wildlife, alongside the methods and materials I use in each piece.

I strive to achieve realism in an original and eye catching way. Working in textiles allows my work to come alive. By layering needle felted Irish wool with meters upon meters of embroidered thread,each of my Animal Portraits begins to take on a life of its on, and almost jumps out of the frame.

I only have to look out my studio window to find inspiration for my landscapes pieces. From needle felting the ever changing color palettes of the moody Irish skies with vivid dyed Irish sheep wool. To capturing the rugged rural Irish landmarks through distressed appliqued vintage fabrics. '

Working with textiles is so exciting, each evolves into something more than i was ever expecting. I adore the process of layer fabrics and fibers against each other and then panting with thread to give each piece tone and definition’

The Irish Patchwork Society, P.O. Box 45, Blackrock, Co.Dublin
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