'Loose Thread Quilters - 'Ancient Ireland'
Shades of the Burren by Valerie Cooper

Loose Thread Quilters  - Shades of the Burren

16. Shades of the Burren – Valerie Cooper

The name Burren comes from the Irish word “bhoireann”, or place of rocks. This region on the west coast of Ireland shows signs of pre-historic human presence – from Megalithic tombs, forts and Celtic crosses. The landscape has more than 700 species of wild flowers and plants and the colours used in this wall-hanging aim to depict some of these flowers which have grown in abundance from those ancient times until the present day.

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