Aran Fleees, Ireland 2014
In this years Collection I have returned to my love of Aran and good Celtic Art in another, different version. My ‘A Touch of Aran’ range takes a look at Aran in a contemporary context. I have taken single elements of Aran Patterns and have applied them to handmade Fleece Jackets and Jumpers in contrast colours. Now we have an Aran Fleeces, featuring Aran Elements in all their beauty and simplicity. I love wool, don’t get me wrong, but a lot of people can’t wear it, and even though it has become in the last 10 years a lot easier to wash, it is still not as easy as fleece, that you don’t have to worry about just throw in the washing machine.
Irish Culture, Celtic Knotwork, Aran Patterns and their application in our times have been an inspiration for me for a long time. I love a nice Aran Jacket.
In the very beginning 19 years ago, I used Celtic Braids to decorate my Fleece Clothing. Jeff from http://www.irishcelticilluminations.com/ helped design some of them. An amazing Artist. My second excursion was an Aran Fleece Fabric. I just love the tradition, simplicity and beauty of Aran, and I feel it has a place in every era.
So have a look and enjoy my different, 2014, version celebrating a very old theme.
It is Scoil Acla week on Achill Island. Scoil Acla is the longest running summer school in Ireland. http://scoilacla.ie/ A week Irish Music and Culture, classes to learn new, and improve existing skills. A week of Musicians, Teachers from all over Ireland getting together to celebrate Irish Heritage. Not only Music, there is Irish Dance, Creative Writing, Art, a week of celebrating Tradition and new developments of Irish Culture, Ireland 2014.