Designer Angeline takes centre stage at FIFA World Cup with Jo Malone

Angeline Murphy has her collection on display at the World Cup in Qatar

DESIGNER and textile artist Angeline Murphy from Magheralin in Co Down has created a stunning fabric floral display infused with scents from Jo Malone for display at the FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

The collection was designed specifically for The Garden of GREAT Pavilion, part of the UK government's GREAT programme, which was opened in Doha's iconic Corniche by David Beckham to showcases the best of UK diversity and creativity in music, design, fashion and food.

Mum of three Angeline, a previous BBC Sewing Bee contestant, said: “I'm thrilled to have been hand-picked to design and curate a stunning display of beautiful fabric flowers inspired by Jo Malone and her Jo Loves fragrance collection.

“All of the flowers have been created using pure Northern Irish linen sourced from Thomas Ferguson Irish Linen in Banbridge, and even include remnants of linen made for royalty across Europe. It is an honour to have been able to put Northern Ireland on the world stage at this iconic event.”

She added: “Sustainability is at the very heart of my floral fabric collection, with every inch of the deadstock fabric used carefully. Even the stamen for the flowers was constructed using textiles from the mill floor!

“The flowers have been inspired by Jo Malone's fragrances including White Rose and Lemon Leaves, Wild Daffodils and Bluebells and Golden Gardenia, which have been infused with each scent.

“Every leaf, petal and flower was carefully hand-crafted after the fabrics had been starched, dyed, cut, stitched and shaped. The brief also required all three creations to incorporate an element of illumination. It was a detailed process with almost 150 hours of time invested to get the project just right,” said Angeline (

“To have my work used in collaboration with Jo Malone is mind-blowing, and I hope this project encourages people to ‘See Things Differently' and that your reach should always extend your grasp.

“Northern Ireland is recognised for its beauty, heritage and industries of the past and present and I am thrilled to have been able to bring a scent of this to the FIFA World Cup through my collection.”