Ballyvaughan 1

Linen and linen/cotton mix, 80cms wide x 170cms high,
Photographer, Barry P. Daly


Distant Horizons

Linen and linen/cotton mix, Hand woven, 70cms wide x 165cms high
Photographer, Barry P. Daly



Linen and linen/cotton mix, 80cms wide x 225cms high
Photographer, Barry P. Daly


Far Off Hills 3

Linen and linen/cotton mix, 80cms wide x 170cms high
Photographer, Barry P. Daly


Muriel Beckett

Muriel Beckett makes unique and contemporary hand wovenwall hangings and floor rugs. Having spent time studying in Finland, Beckett developed a great admiration for the simplicity and clarity of Scandinavian design. She strives to incorporate this aesthetic in her practice, using clean lines, and repeating patterns and shapes.

Beckett’s work is inspired by the colours and contours of the landscape, as observed while walking the coast and mountains of Wicklow and the west of Ireland. She mixes and blends fine cotton and linen yarns before combining them on the loom in various structures, such as twills, plain weaves and inlay.

Beckett studied at Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art and Design and later at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin. She is based in Wicklow, and works mainly to commission.


OPW. The Irish Legation, Lesotho, Africa
The Central Bank, Dublin
Wicklow County Council
Private collections nationally and internationally

Selected Awards

2008 Shortlisted for The Golden Fleece Award

Selected Exhibitions

Group Exhibitions and Fairs

2012 A Place To Gather, London Design Festival, UK
2011 Seascapes, Knit & Stitch Show, Dublin, Converging Elements, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny, Interchanges, Zozimus Gallery, Dublin
2010 Recent Work, Guild of Weavers, The Gallery, Dalkey Castle, Co. Dublin, Craft & Context, Mason, Hayes & Curran, Dublin, Winter Open Show, Rua Red Gallery, Tallaght, Co. Dublin
2009 Gifted 09, Wexford Arts Centre, Bloom ’09, Phoenix Park, Dublin, RDS National Crafts Competition, Dublin
2008 Bloom’ 08,  Phoenix Park, Dublin, Festival of World Cultures, Dublin
2007 RDS National Craft Competition, Dublin
2006 St. Patricks’ Presence, Leicester Square. London, UK 
2005 Christmas Presence, National Craft Fair, RDS, Dublin; National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny, Collector’s Exhibition, The Hunt Museum, Limerick


Contact Details:

Muriel Beckett
65 The Grove
Co. Wicklow

T. +353 1 287 70 50