I studied weaving at The Central School of Art and later studied for an MA in Textiles at UCA, Farnham. Since graduating I have continued to develop my practice as an artist and handweaver. Alongside, I share my practical skills and experience by teaching in schools and running workshops.
I work with a variety of natural materials including wool, cotton and linen. Whenever possible, I like to use yarns that are end of line or made with recycled fibres.
Scandinavian textiles are a great source of inspiration. I have travelled extensively in Sweden which has a vibrant textile culture and a strong handweaving tradition. I work on an Oxaback, counter-marche loom. It is Swedish built, beautifully crafted and very sturdy, making it perfect for rug weaving.
Most of my pieces are a 'one -off' design but they can be repeated to order and I can adapt colour-ways. Each piece is conceived on a sample loom where I explore combinations of colour, texture and structure before setting up the warp on the rug loom. My main focus is on quality and uniqueness.