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RiaCo on 05 Dec, 20215 out of 5 stars
Exactly as described, lovely. I 😘 ok forward to sharing them with friends!
Jodie on 09 Sep, 20215 out of 5 stars
Beautiful postcards, packaged with care and just as described. Would definitely recommend and buy from again :)
Beryl on 01 Sep, 20215 out of 5 stars
Lovely items, beautiful quality!!! Thank you!!
Oliver on 18 Nov, 20205 out of 5 stars
I just opened my Christmas decoration made by Sadhbh Lawlor. It's fabulous, the detail has to be seen, beads, buttons and bells. Not to mention the embroidery wreath, leaves and reindeer head all on this small perfect little jumper. I just love it. It's beautifully wrapped and boxed. A really good present to give to someone too. It's unique and will be very trendy on my Xmas tree.
Creative, collaborative art by Sadhbh and Gary
Hello! We are Sadhbh and Gary and we make all the art (in this shop anyway). Splitting Borders began life as a slice of life daily web comic. Sadhbh was travelling around Irish craft fairs manning tables with her mother's craft collective since she was a wee one. Marketeering became part of the fabric of life and Splitting Borders did its first independent zine fair early into its inception. We sold handmade zines, some with embroidered covers, we sold postcards and book marks. We went on to produce prints and soft sculptures from the work of the comic. Splitting Borders is the gateway into our personal art interests and expressions. It has opened the door to some great community based arts projects, theatre work and most recently to an animated short of one of our SB comic stories.
We have an ongoing interest and have developed our skills in handmade, craftsman-like creative techniques such as; pencil and ink drawings, fine art embroidery, classical animation and book-making. Our curiosity encompasses traditional artistic values and training with a will to experiment and try new techniques.
We met each other in a small Irish art college, where Gary studied animation and Sadhbh studied visual and textile art. We are still doing the same things, just together. Sadhbh has now written comics and been part of animated productions and Gary has illustrated for textiles and designed knitted architecture. Working together means more art, more influences and the opportunity to learn many new techniques. Our interest is expression and communication. We love to see how many ways we can say things through our work. You will find many forms of our expression here, they may be different but they all come from us.
I am an artist who works in a variety of mediums through community and educational contexts, commissions and collaborations with a particular focus on illustration and animation. I am always looking for new ways to communicate old ideas.
Sadhbh here, I am an artist who has worked with textiles for the past 15 years. In that time I’ve made felt landscapes, knitted buildings and knitted sculptures. You will often find me thinking about inner and outer spaces and how they interact.
A local small business which provides a laser cutting service for us using different types and gauges of wood.
A print service which provides a friendly and efficient method of printing and binding our books in different formats.
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I don't accept cancellations
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
- Custom or personalised orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
I accept returns I do not accept returns
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I accept cancellations I do not accept cancellations
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