During lockdown I have been working on a collection of drawings, collages and stitched textile pieces which reflect my daily walks and the things I find, as well as the vast empty spaces I encountered during a road trip to New Mexico immediately before lockdown. These, combined with my love of gardening have led me to explore natural dyeing surface texture on both paper and cloth, which feature in my latest works.
I work with textiles and paper, taking inspiration from rocks and stones found in the natural world, and using found materials to capture an essence.
My creative practice is rooted in textiles and its qualities and associations.
I studied constructed Textiles (weaving and knitting, dying, stitch and embroidery) at Middlesex University and The Royal College of Art, and worked for many years in Further and Higher Education, as well as continuing my own work.
For me, textiles carry stories and memories as well as having tactile qualities. The material and process continues to excite me, as much as the outcome. I love to work with drawing and markmaking, paper and cloth, layering and constructing in response to the landscape, and the things I find there.