Jane Lloyd Textile Artist
Jane studied Art and Design in Dublin, where she learnt about colour and design while working in different mediums, painting, screen printing, glass and metal.
When she left college, she started working with fabric and enjoyed its tactile qualities and unlimited colours.
Also joining the Northern Ireland Patchwork Guild and the Irish Patchwork Society and found exciting things happening in the world of textiles.
Also having taken numerous classes with quilt makers she admired, while learning different techniques and observing how other artists work.
Finding inspiration from the world around, taking photographs and every day, she create a
collage of her day in her journal which gives her ideas for new projects
One of her new projects she started working on a series based on the Spiral, an old Celtic symbol found on ancient stones in Ireland. It is a very therapeutic symbol to work with.
She works using layers of fabric, which are cut and reassembled. Fusing is an integral part of the process as is the machine stitching.
Playing with colour and shape, nothing is planned. where she may have an initial idea which develops and changes as the work progresses, going with the flow is exciting
Part of her work which, she loves the best is to travel to Nepal about twice a year to buy the beautiful coloured cotton.
While her work is here in Midtown Makers , some of the pieces have been exhibited in other venues here in Northern Ireland as well as Europe, USA and Japan.