Artwork for Alison Ireland
Childs Rouge Cape with Tropical Satin Lining
Fabric Hair Accessories- Bunny Eared Scrunchies
Assortment of 100% British Wool Tweed Ponchos
Handwoven Chindi Fabric Bowls
Handcrafted Tulip Fabric Flowers
Yorkshire Tweed Ladies Poncho
Forest Green Ladies Cape with Vintage Cream Wildflower Lining
I've always had a keen interest in traditional & handmade crafting, trying my hand at everything from felting, furniture restoration to cake design. However my eventual move into Fashion Textiles was inspired by my travels, particularly around Peru and The Amazon and my two daughters whom I've named the business after.
Look out for my locally inspired pieces too including Sheep print fabrics in honour of the Forest of Dean, Woodland Print for the Wye Valley and Hedgehog print for my hometown of Ross-on-Wye.
I see myself as more of a crafter and designer more than an artist.
I like to honour and explore techniques within our history by adopting traditional methods and design inspiration.
Where possible, I also try to use textiles that are organic and locally sourced, woven in the UK or to use vintage fabrics.
Olivia Rose Vintage & Craft is a handmade clothing and textiles business founded by artist Alison Ireland, based in the countryside just outside Ross-on-Wye. The primary focused is to create custom made Fashion Capes & Ponchos but we also make a range of textile accessories ranging from Chindi Decor, Dreamcatchers to hand sewn Hair Accessories and Bookmarks.
The designs create unique country-inspired pieces by using carefully selected fabrics such as British Tweeds through to Vintage cottons.
Diploma in Design & Innovation
Fire & Water Exhibition, Made in Ross
Earth & Air, Made in Ross
Faddle Fair, Coleford
Rolls of Monmouth Craft Fair
Made In Ross Gallery, Ross-on-Wye