1. In other news, its nearly Halloween and I’m working on new spooky bottle top badges! Ain’t nothing scarier than a Mean Girl right? 

     
  2. Three embroideries mounted, framed and wrapped up ready to join their new home in BARCELONA where they will be exhibited until the end of December. So excited to be included in a group of artists selected for an exhibition in a pop up gallery called ‘Work/Shop’. Here is the Facebook and Twitter for the gallery. Can’t wait to take a trip over for the opening evening!

     
  3. Little upcycled gems of mine.

     
  4. Red, green and yellow brushes = Aisling’s brushes. Just finished my first week working as an Artist on Game of Thrones in their amazing costume department. I will be there on a temporary basis to assist the breakdown team. Very lucky!

     
  5. Yarn bombers at work in Belfast.

     
  6. Day 1 of machining at Belfast School of Art. Exciting getting back into the swing of things but must admit im feeling a bit rusty. Here is some geometric embroidery.

     
  7. Today I returned to the embroidery workshop in Belfast School of Art to begin a year long residency. A bit of a change of scenery after spending the last 16weeks working full time as an embroidery machinist in a very industrial setting. I have left my job as I felt its now or never to have a proper attempt at making my name as an emerging designer/maker. I threaded up my machine today and have a shiny new sketchbook, so its time to get stuck into the next (potential) recipe for disaster.

    I hope you will all continue to enjoy my mishaps, musings and machining adventures.

    Thanks for following,
    Aisling x

     
  8. The Embellished C.V by Aisling Smyth

    Image courtesy of RDS
    Photographed by Roland Paschhoff

     
  9. So guys, I will be trading at this up-coming event and I cannot wait. My bottle tops, embroideries and drawings will be for sale on the day along with some new products which are currently in the pipeline. EXCITED! 

     
  10. On Tuesday I had the pleasure of attending the RDS National Craft Awards ceremony and exhibition opening.  ’ The Embellished CV’ was named winner of the Embroidery category. I was also lucky enough to receive the RDS Graduate Prize, which will be a big help in funding my next piece of work. I’m over the moon! 

     

  11. effiedee said: Congrats on everything! Your cv looks amazing hanging. I hope you feel relived and empowered to do more great work. Xx

    Hello my love! Yes, it has been a whirlwind couple of months, but I’ve never felt more inspired and confident that what I’m doing is the right thing for me! I’m glad you like the CV! It was a risk that paid off 10 fold, a lot of work with definitely some luck thrown in for good measure! It will be in an exhibition in Dublin in a couple of weeks, and I’m looking forward to sharing it with a wider audience!

    Thank you for your kind words and take care, xxx

     
  12. So everyone, I graduated yesterday with a First Class honours degree in Textile Art, Design and Fashion. Also I found out this week my CV has been selected for the 2014 RDS Craft Award’s Exhibition. Hooray!

     
  13. Was gutted taking down my work last night. Degree show is over, and Im leaving uni with a first class honours degree. End of an era. The Embellished Cv is all packed up and ready for the final round of judging in the RDS craft awards. Fingers crossed the judges will like it!

     
  14. Exhibition opening night. 

    L-R: Caoimhe Friel: http://caoimhefriel.com/
            Holly Nedeljkovic: http://www.hollynedeljkovic.com/
            Aisling Smyth (Me): http://aislingsmyth.co.uk
            Cara McCaughey: http://www.caramccaughey.co.uk/

     
  15. Detail from my ‘Embellished C.V.’ 
    A few lines about my time interning with the brilliant Philip Treacy. A really fantastic experience.