I began weaving after a career in architecture and architectural education.My design experience informs my woven textile processes and an interest in three dimensional, spatial concepts is something that I try to explore in woven form. In order to do this, I use materials and weave structures that will produce 3-D form or that are visually dynamic.
There are two strands to my work. One consists of functional pieces; scarves, cushions, bags etc. The other is work that can be hung on the wall or window, designed to enhance the space or to filter light.
My work is made using natural fibres such as wool, linen, cotton and paper and is produced on one of several looms in my studio. I designed a purpose built space next to my home in Thurgoland, which is a village in inspirational, rolling countryside, north of Sheffield, UK.