Fiona Daly

Location: London/Edinburgh
Website: www.fionadalyprojects.com
Bio:

Fiona Daly is a textile designer maker and handweaver who creates handwoven textiles in natural local wool for homewares and wearables. Having studied at the National College of Art and Design, Ireland and Kunsthogskolen in Bergen, Norway, Fiona graduated with a BDes(Hons) Textile Design. Since graduating in 2009, Fiona has gained experience in the textile and craft industries before deciding to set up her own craft business in Edinburgh in 2013.
Inspired by patterns found in traditional Shetland and Nordic textiles, a love of wool and sustainability, a fascination with exploring weave structures and the story of different sheep breeds, she combines her handwoven textiles with her screenprinted illustrations. In her practice, she creates a range of homewares including cushions, knee blankets, throws and table linens; and wearable accessories such as scarves and snoods. In 2012, Fiona was awarded post of Weaver-in-Residence at ASF Shetland (Ann Sutton Foundation) in the Shetland Islands, which continues to be a source of inspiration. Fiona is currently based in Process Studios, Edinburgh and is relocating to South East London in April 2016.

Exhibitions:

2016:
Feature maker at The Flat Cat Gallery, Lauder, Scottish Borders (Feb-Apr)

2015:
Tea Green Pop Up Event, Lighthouse, Glasgow, (Dec)
Tea Green Pop Up Event, Kibble Palace, Glasgow, (Dec)
DCA ‘Crafted’, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee (Dec)
Open Studios Process Studios, Abbeymount Techbase, Edinburgh (Nov)
Alternative Giving Exhibition, Barony Centre, Crafttown Scotland -West Kilbride (Oct – Dec)
Craft Scotland Summer Show, Whitestuff, Edinburgh (Aug)
DesignMarket, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh (May)
Edinburgh Yarn Festival, The Corn Exchange, Edinburgh (Mar)

2014:
Tea Green Pop Up Event, Lighthouse, Glasgow, (Dec)
Cabinet Winter Show, Cabinet, Blair St., Edinburgh. (Oct-Dec)
Craft Scotland Summer Show, Whitestuff, Edinburgh (Aug) and London (June)

2013:
Cabinet Winter Show, Cabinet, Blair St., Edinburgh. (Oct-Dec)
Craft Scotland Summer Show, Whitestuff, Edinburgh (Aug)

2012:
Wirset, North Rock Gallery, Lerwick, Shetland Islands, UK.Part of Shetland Wool Week Festival 2012. (Oct)
Makkin’ Sail, Old Haa Museum, Yell, Shetland Islands, UK. (Aug)