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Orla McCarthy – Loombeam


My Story

Orla is a Textile Designer based in Cork. She completed a degree in Textile and Surface Design (BA Honours) in NCAD in 2014. She won the Society of Dyers and Colourists International Design Competition in 2014.

Orla set up Loombeam while being temporarily laid off from her full-time job in retail. She works with Punch Needle Embroidery and Weaving techniques to create colourful, joyous wall hangings. She is obsessed with colour and the endless combinations she can come up with. Words and Typography are another big part of her work and bring a sense of fun and humour to her pieces. She is available for commissions and happy to work to a clients brief.