Embroidery with Irish Materials & Stories

Posted by Naoko Mabon


Oban and Lorn


03/02/2024 10:00 - 03/02/2024 13:00


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A free hand embroidery session, using materials and stories brought back from a recent visit to Malin Head, Ireland, including Irish linen naturally dyed with local nettles by Malin Head-based artist Lyndsey McDougall.

Space is limited due to the limited amount of materials. Please book your space through Eventbrite page here:

Resulting embroideries from this session, as well as the embroideries made by community members in Malin Head will be displayed in Oban in February 2024. This is the Oban leg of activity of the EcoCreative Cluster: Nettle Circle (International) project.

The session will be led by Oban-based textile artist Deborah Gray, together with curator Naoko Mabon. No embroidery experience needed. There will be tea and delicious scones from the local Solace Bakery to accompany this relaxed event.


About the project:

EcoCreative Cluster: Nettle Circle (International) is a micro-exchange between curator Naoko Mabon, textile artist Deborah Gray, artist Lyndsey McDougall, and community members of Oban, Argyll and Malin Head, Ireland. We make embroidery by exchanging materials and stories involving nettle fibres, natural dyes, local lore, and Irish and Scottish linens. Final works are displayed in Oban.

Part of CHARTS, Growing Global Networks, funded by Creative Scotland and supported by The Scottish Government and Argyll and Bute Council, and Bòrd na Gàidhlig. The project activities are generously supported by The Rockfield Centre, Artspace Oban, Malin Head Community Centre, Black Heart Bakery, Oban Library, and a network circle of community members.

Oban Library, 77 Albany Street, Oban, PA34 5AL,

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