From Another Thread goes far and beyond to create breathtaking, creative collections with a unique design.
Innovative in her approach Jill blends unusual stories with quirky design to achieve high quality garments with a cognitive twist! Historic stories told in new and contemporary ways.
From Another Thread
‘Tea Anyone?’ Sweatshirt
During the Easter Rising, the Irish Weekly Times reported that the girls in the dining-room at the GPO “were dressed in the finest clothes and wore knives and pistols in their belts.” Based on old damask floral designs (now preserved on glass plates), and incorporating imagery of a tea-drinking, gun-toting lady, this wall covering adds a new twist to an old, almost-forgotten story.
My new collection is inspired by the women of Cumann na mBán who, between 1916 and 1923, fought alongside their male counterparts for Irish independence. Led by Countess Constance Markievicz, hundreds of women from all walks of life entered a world that their own journal described as “a mixture of guns and chiffon”. They quickly gained a reputation as “the boldest and most unmanageable revolutionaries” (de Valera), and had little time for glamour, actively discouraging fancy hair-styles, and the use of make-up and impractical clothing (long skirts and heeled shoes were fashionable for women at the time).
Search the illustration for the female placed amongst the flowers, proudly toting her gun!
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Inclusivity by its very nature challenges norms and boundaries. It also asks us to broaden our minds and adapt to the unusual. Considering the crises we are facing in the next few decades, that is a skill set we are going to need more than ever.
DCCI Head of Design | Programme Director