Designer-maker lifts the soul with products that stand the test of time

Sinead Black offers us a journey in design connecting Belfast, Glasgow, London and Melbourne with its routes in the North Antrim coast of N.Ireland. Sinead’s design studio Bricolage is based in Holywood, Co.Down.
Graduating from The Glasgow School of Art where she has also lectured, Sinead worked in commercial design for Conran Design Group in London, Building Design Partnership in Glasgow and Swaney Draper Architects in Melbourne.
‘The essence of Bricolage is in the name – a piecing together of local Irish linens, to create contemporary quilts’. Your curator first met Sinead through a product: her ‘linen bread bag’ and is delighted to present her Spessart Green Linen Quilt for exhibition, titling this piece ‘Homeland’.
Developing from formal approaches to architecture and design, Homeland Quilt represents a love of linen, an understanding of material and a joining of crafting skills from around the world.
In common with a number of artist designers exhibiting here, Bricolage also offers studio based workshops. Our Linen Stories acknowledges the productive fellowship that such groups offer those who participate, sharing skills and generating new relationships.