Roscommon-based tapestry artist Frances Crowe is currently featuring in a woven tapestry exhibition at The Pearse Museum, Dublin, entitled ‘Slow Time with a Butterfly’, which showcases the work of various CTA (Contemporary Tapestry Artists Ireland) members.
‘Slow Time with a Butterfly’ refers to the slow, detailed practice of tapestry weaving. The technique uses ‘butterflies’, or bobbins, of coloured yarns woven through a cotton or linen warp to create the image of the artist’s design.
The Contemporary Tapestry Artists Ireland (CTA) is a group of professional tapestry weavers working in studios all over the country who come together to collaborate and exhibit their work to give a platform to handwoven fine art tapestry and raise the profile of this textile medium.
‘Slow Time with a Butterfly’ was first seen in King House in Boyle, Co. Roscommon, in April 2022. Now it is concluding its tour at The Pearse Museum, St Enda’s Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin. The exhibition has been on display in Dublin since September 6th, and will run to November 5th.
This exhibition is dedicated to the memory of esteemed member Lisbeth Mulcahy (RIP).