For 20 years, hand weaving has been a passion for me. Following retirement from nursing, I finished an HNC in Handwoven Textile Design at Bradford College in 2006. Based in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, I design and weave scarves and shawls. The vibrant colour palettes are inspired by travels in India. Each of these one-off accessories is created in silk, linen and wool to give a lustrous finish.
One of my latest range of scarves uses the Japanese technique called woven shibori, which produces permanent pleats in the cloth. It creates movement of colour from one side of the cloth to the other.
I am also now using silk/stainless steel yarn in with silk and wool as an alternative way to create texture.
I sell at craft fairs and exhibitions, and by commission.