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I began my weaving career after leaving university. Initially experimenting with various types of cloth construction I quickly became fascinated by drape, handle and colour mixing produced by the interlacing of warp and weft threads in woven fabrics. Experimentation with colour relationships and optical mixing have been an ongoing theme in the development of my work. In my most recent weaving I have combined this study of colour with the use of high twist yarns creating more highly textured fabrics.
My work is entirely hand-woven, hand-finished and dyeing is an important part of my practice. I work mainly in silk, linen and fine wool weaving scarves, shawls and ties.
I sell my work through exhibitions, craft shows, shops and by commission.
Teaching is also an important part of my practice. This includes teaching weaving classes in adult education, giving talks to guilds and running workshops on dyeing and designing with colour. I have also been an Artist-in-Residence in a number of primary schools.