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Alison Ireland

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Artwork for Alison Ireland

Fabric Bookmarks

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

How would you describe the work you do and why?: 

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.

For you what does being an artist mean?: 

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.

Describe what you call yourself/your practice?: 

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.

CV & Education, relevant & leading to your artistic practice: 

Diploma in Design & Innovation

Exhibitions in the last 3 years: 

Fire & Water Exhibition, Made in Ross
Earth & Air, Made in Ross
Faddle Fair, Coleford
Rolls of Monmouth Craft Fair

Your gallery outlets/stockists: 

Made In Ross Gallery, Ross-on-Wye
Etsy- OliviaRoseVintageCft

Venues Confirmed: 
Yes
Venues Description: 
Made In Ross

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