The Studio

Dry stone walls, heather covered mountains and a patchwork of small green fields, these are the daily sights looking out from Irish textile artist Nicola Brown’s home and new purpose built garden studio. Working from an old renovated stone farmhouse in the rural townsland of Ballybrack, Co. Carlow, Nicola loves nothing better than to wander the fields, lanes and newly planted broad-leaved plantation surrounding her home gathering leaves, seed pods and twigs as she goes. Combined with wool, silk, linen or hand made felt this hedgerow vegetation becomes the raw material used to print a timeless and sophisticated collection of wearable art, interior accessories and exhibition pieces.