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Pat Kelly - Textile Artist


Pat is a mixed media textile artist who specialises in plant dyed felt. She sources her dye materials from the forest garden that she has made on her family farm. Flowers, berries, leaves, bark, stems and roots of various plants are processed to produce the dyes. The wool is sourced from many different breeds of locally reared sheep. She also uses other fibres such as cashmere, silk, bamboo and Llama fleece. 

Pat also likes to experiment with many different media to produce complex pieces of work which are then either hand or machine stitched. She has a full programme of exhibitions where her work is often themed from research that she has completed on a subject such as mythology or historical customs. The information is gathered during her travels or museum visits. Often this research is then the subject of a talk given by her to various groups. 

Pat also writes a blog in which she discusses her forest garden, her textiles and her University of the Third Age herb group. It can be accessed at