Hi, I’m Christine, Creative Director at Colour and Cloth Ltd.
My journey into the world of sewing began at the age of six. I watched my mother sew, knit and crochet for her family and for others. She instilled in me a deep appreciation for the art of handmade. I was also blessed to learn this skill during my school years, growing up in County Armagh.
Today, it is my joy and privilege to continue mum’s legacy by sharing the gift she gave to me. Teaching my students with professionalism, passion, and enthusiasm.
Sewing, to me, is more than a skill; it’s a gateway to creativity, confidence and self-expression.
Join me at Colour and Cloth, and let’s embark on an inspiring journey. The magic of ‘hand-made’ is in your hands.
We all find our inspiration from someone; meet my mum. I know she would be very proud of me.
Kathleen Boyle – my mum
This is the only photo I have of her sewing at a Singer Featherweight sewing machine. Every stitch I sew is in memory of mum who passed away on 13th February 2020.
With over 30 years experience within the Northern Ireland Fashion, Design, Textile, Manufacturing and Costume industry, I have taught over 3000+ students in colleges, community groups, individual tuition and mentoring.
Previous students have followed their dreams into costume, fashion, film industry and setting up their own creative ventures. Angeline Murphy who represented Northern Ireland on Season 4 of The Great British Sewing Bee, was one of my dressmaking students.
To view images of my work, click on PORTFOLIO
Studied Fashion and Textile Design at University of Ulster, Belfast attained BA (Hons) 2.2 degree.
I have over 30 years sewing experience gained through personal and professional fashion creative design working on various TV and film industry projects such as;
Contestant on BBC NI 4 Part Series ‘A STITCH THROUGH TIME’ Filmed November 2020.
Technical Sewing Consultant on the pilot episode of BBC 3 ‘‘ STITCH PLEASE!’ Filmed January 2021.
Technical Sewing Consultant on Series 1, 2 and 3 of BBC 3 ‘‘ STITCH, PLEASE!’ Filmed October 2021.
Sustainable Style and Sewing Consultant on BBC NI / BBC GAEILGE ‘EADAI SOS’ Filmed February 2021.
Paramount Pictures ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ – Costume Maker 2021.
HBO ‘Blood Moon’ Pilot – Costume Maker 2019.
Syfy ‘Krypton’ Series 1 – Costume Maker 2018
HBO ‘Game of Thrones’. Seasons 1-4 Credited Principal Costume Maker 2009 – 2014.
Universal Studios ‘Your Highness’ Credited Costume Maker 2009.
Channel Four ‘Mo’. Costume Maker 2009.
Maiden Voyage Dance Company ‘Triple Bill’ Costume Design and Creative Collaborator. March 2017.
C21 Theatre Company. ‘Lucy and the Dreamcatcher’. Costume Design and Making. 2015.
C21 Theatre Company. ‘Stitched Up’. Costume Design and Making. 2015.
Bruiser Theatre Company ‘Cabaret’ Costume Design and Making. 2014.
C21 Theatre Company ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’. Costume Supervisor and Maker. 2014.
Theatre at the Mill ‘Eternally Scrooged’. Costume Supervisor and Maker. 2013.
Theatre at the Mill ‘Hunchback’. Costume Supervisor and Maker. 2013.
Walk the Plank UK City of Culture Derry / Londonderry ‘The Return of Colmcille’. Costume Supervisor and Maker. 2013
Walk the Plank ‘Land of Giants’. Costume Supervisor and Maker. 2012. This was Irelands largest outdoor event to this date of 2012. It told the story of the 100 year anniversary of the Titanic setting sail from Belfast.
Beat Carnival and Belfast Circus School ‘Journey to the Land of Giants’ for the Festival of Fools. Costume Design and Making. 2012.
Red Rage Films for Harp. Wing making for the 2016 Harp advertisement. September 2016.
Renegade Maverick Productions ‘The Answer’ Rock band. Monster costumes for their music video ‘Raise a Little Hell’ 2015.
Outburst Queer Festival November 2018 ‘Cake Daddy’.
Costumes designed by Leho De Sosa, and constructed by me in my Belfast Studio. These costumes toured Australia and were onstage at the Sydney Mardi Gras Festival January 2019.
Beat Carnival Company. Freelance Costume Designer, Supervisor and Maker from 2009 to 2019.
October 2019 : Magheralin Parish Church. I designed and constructed the Wings of the Angel that appeared to Daniel in the lions den.
April 2019 : National Trust, Cushendun ‘Curious Fairies’ event. I designed and created the costumes, make – up and venue dressing for this event.
Personal commission : August 2017 ‘The 32 Shades of Emerald, Epic Ireland Road trip Coat’
This coat was a few years in planning. It was for a road trip of the 32 counties of Ireland, taking a photographic memory in each county.
25% of the coat was machine made and 75% was hand stitched. The coat was fully tailored using the skills gained on Game of Thrones.
October 2018 : White Walker Replica costume commission for Winterfell Castle – Game of Thrones Tours, based in Castleward, National Trust. I also made the house banners for their reception entrance.
June 2012 : Sketch and promotional image for the Forest Nymph costume for Ariel Killick.