I am a textile artist who works mainly with stitch both hand and machine. I work on fabric which I have dyed or made myself such as silk paper. The fabric is also often painted, foiled, stamped, burned or otherwise manipulated in addition to the stitching. I am interested in discovering the shapes that the material suggests and often work in abstract shapes. I am also very interested in discovering what lies under the surface, so often layer and cut or burn back.
I am drawn to colour and I am constantly experimenting with new dyes and fabrics to achieve different effects. Silk is one of my favourite mediums as it takes colour so beautifully. I have recently experimented with velvet and continue to look for new sources of material. As said before, I often make my own fabric which is then worked further. In addition to silk paper, I have made fabric with thread on water soluble film, stitching on cheese cloth, fusing, stitching and any other method that comes to mind and hand.