Inspired by the ever-changing nature that surrounds her, Marlene explores the possibilities of what role the woven cloth can have in a contemporary space.
Woven fabric is often limited to functional and practical applications. However, Marlene strives to re-imagine the use of woven techniques and make it a prominent artistic tool.
By taking up the skills of traditional weaving she want to explore the possibilities of what role the woven cloth can have in a contemporary space.
Natural and Ethical.
Marlene primarily uses natural fibres in her work and sources organic and recycled yarn whenever possible. She believes it is significant and vital to make conscious decisions towards sustainability through every step of her artistic practice and business.
Winner of DCCOI Future Makers Studio Support 2017.
Marlene Dahl is an artistic weaver that lives and works in a thatched cottage in the rural parts of the west of Ireland. At an early age she was introduced to handcrafted textiles such as knitting and cross-stitch through her mother and it has had a strong presence in her life ever since.
During her Bachelors of Art and Design degree at CCAM in GMIT, she discovered and embraced the art of weaving.