COUNCIL OF IRISH FASHION DESIGNERS AND DESIGN & CRAFTS COUNCIL OF IRELAND’S (DCCoI), GUILDS ASSOCIATIONS, NETWORKS & SOCIETIES (GANS) COLLABORATION PROJECT – COMPLIMENTARY MEETING OF CRAFT AND DESIGN.
Heritage and craftsmanship is part of the DNA of the world’s leading luxury brands. A collaborative exhibition by CIFD members DCCOI craftsperson’s, using heritage skills and methods to provoke and inspire innovation, creativity and design.

IMAGE 1– Delphine Grandjouan & Mary Hunter with quilting by Yvonne Whyte, Brenda Mohan, Aileen Hennigan, Marilyn Roantree, Sue Mulvihill, Helen Jacobsen,Joan Hayes with embroidery by Sheryl Cullen (Irish Patchwork Society & D3 Textile Group)
Vast structured bridal gown with full quilted skirt and embroidered top in soft white cotton duchesse satin, and shades of purple fading to mauve and silver. The inspiration is centered around the theme of the heart,
its trials and tribulations, how it reverberates through everything we do, like the ripples on a lake and finds peace in a garden. The dress uses an echo/shadow quilting technique requiring approximately 200 hours for quilting the skirt with a further 36 hours of decoration using French knots and calico garden techniques.