Fabienne is originally from France and has been living in Ireland for many years now.
She has always been fascinated with textiles and was surrounded by fabric and thread early on as her mother was a dressmaker. Textiles and fibres have now become central to her work, not only as a material but as a mean of expression.
Her background is in Interior Architecture/Design and it’s from there that she developed an interest in shapes and simple forms. She also studied Drawing & Print, Printed Textile Design, Mixed Media, Creative Embroidery in NCAD Dublin (National College Art & Design).
She draws inspiration from her environment, her observations and the connections to people, past and present. She is particularly intrigued by the impact of time on our surroundings and materials, creating pattern and textural effects which reflect our unique experiences. She combines thead, printing, natural dyeing to explore these connections and capture the effects of time. This results in minimal, textural wall art and sculptural pieces.
”By the way, if you are wondering… ‘GOAT’ is the abbreviation for Gabrielleonathread, a previous blog I started years ago. Gabrielle was my grand-mother’s name and I was very close to her growing up. As I always liked that name too, it naturally ended up in my blog’s name! ”