Summary: Deirdre Duffy’s love for hand-woven textiles and local nature guide her award-winning work
Writer: Gráinne Ní Aodha
Mayo designer and businesswoman Deirdre Duffy has won two awards at the Irish Fashion Awards 2017 for her handwoven scarves, cowls and blankets inspired by colour, Irish heritage and rural Ireland of the past.
“The pattern on my woven pieces is a modified traditional pattern. I wanted to create something new yet familiar, something modern but with a nod to history and what went before,” she told TheJournal.ie in an interview about inspiration, international interest and a difficult decision about the future of her fashion line Wild Cocoon.
“I think every aspect of life man-made and natural has something to offer the creative mind.”
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