The art of connecting

The art of connecting

Show Case 2017. Pictured is Adelle Hickey. Chris Bellew / Copyright Fennell Photography 2017

Adelle Hickey is an Irish artist and designer. Inspired by the symbolism of intertwined knots in traditional Irish Visual Culture, she reinterprets Ireland’s rich needlework tradition in a new and contemporary way. 

Her latest project is a collection of unique and exquisite notebooks, cards and prints. The intertwined knots and stitches used in each design loop back through centuries of traditional knitting, stitching and weaving. Her designs are currently available in 45 retail outlets in four countries, and growing.

Adelle comes from generations of makers. More recently her grandmother and mother were both knitters and loved to sew. Her career in the fashion industry and her ongoing interest in Irish Material Culture further generated her intense passion for Irish needlework.

Designs are created by hand and reproduced using a unique and secret technique to create an individual collection of high end exquisite stationery and prints.  Hand bound Linen notebooks become bespoke gifts, using the techniques de-bossing and foiling.

All of Adelle’s products are made in the most sustainable way using paper linen and unbleached cotton paper. From start to finish all the products are made locally. Available in Ireland UK, France, Spain and USA

Designed and made in Dublin, Ireland.

adellehickey@gmail.com