Naoimh Larkin is a hand weaver currently working and living in Edinburgh.
After completing her undergraduate degree in Textile Art, at the Belfast School of Art, Naoimh's desire and passion to continue working in a creative environment enabled her to experience working in a wide range of textile careers, from teaching, managing workshops, working in costume for T. V, Film and Theatre productions to falling in love with weave and working for luxury hand weaving studios in both N. Ireland and Scotland.
Gaining part time employment as a hand weaver and design assistant at Araminta Campbells Scottish Designs, Naoimh decided to continue to explore and learn by completing a MFA in Textiles at the Edinburgh college of Art. Initially inspired by the research of Patricia Belford and her Shadow Tissues rival, Naoimh decided to explore other combinations of weave and print. During her MFA experience Naoimh was been able to undertake extensive research in yarns and materials, exploring and developing methods which enable her to combine traditional handweaving with more contemporary screen-printing processes. Her work explores themes of cloth construction, deconstruction and how one can influence the fabrics weight and density through a combination of these weaving and screen-printing techniques.
Textile Designer Naoimh Larkin strives to continue to explore, experiment and create interesting and unique pieces of one off woven textiles for interior uses. Naoimh's services include commission work, and tailored workshops.