Sisters and artists, Claire Halpin and Madeleine Hellier are the instigators behind Pluid Project, a national comfort blanket which they have assembled from 1100 small square original artworks.
Based upon the theme of comfort, the crocheted granny squares will go on public display later in the summer with artworks being auctioned in aid of Pieta House afterwards.
“We have been completely blown away and are so proud of the extraordinary response of our creative community who have submitted in every imaginable medium and technique, from traditional to modern, from limestone to textile to drawings on tissue paper and everything in between,” say the sisters.
“Almost every artwork is accompanied by a heartfelt written response about something that brought comfort to its maker during lockdown providing insight to our ordinary and extraordinary pandemic lives: the importance of family, friends and community, the joy of 5k giving a renewed appreciation of the beauty of nature, gardens, pets and sea swims.
Some also shared their difficult stories of loss and grief during lockdown, being apart from family, loneliness and mental health issues.”