Through research and material exploration, I have looked to Ireland’s past and our long history of being resourceful and creative, to inform the processes driving my work. As an educator, I feel it is important that we know the provenance of how we have made textiles in the past. Throughout my design process I have been able to create a body of work and resources that will allow me to bring these ways of working into my education practice. By using natural, locally sourced materials and hand processes, I have created an almost entirely handmade collection of felted fabrics. I have combined hand processed Irish wool with handmade linen knitting and crochet, all naturally dyed to represent the soft colours and characteristics of the Irish landscape. The allure of our Irish terrain and how beautifully it’s portrayed through art and photography, past and present, inspired its representation in my work.Mount Anville Secondary School, Dublin 14. Synge Street CBS, Dublin 8. St. Joseph's Secondary School, Rush, Co. Dublin.