About me and my interests in Art and Design.
I am a Textile Practitioner, Designer-Maker, inspired by nature and its natural geometry, which influence how I design patterns and individual pieces. My family and education cultivated my creative development from a young age through art and crafts such as hand knitting, sewing, drawing and painting.
Walking, collecting and photographing primary inspiration develops my project concepts. Bold designs represent my experience of nature and surroundings, bringing attention to the colour, purity of form and beauty I perceive through studying the structure and intricate details.
Exploring light, water, plants, texture, shapes and geometric patterns, I create representative or abstract designs which I translate into textile pieces that are both beautiful and functional, often wearable, such as accessories or bespoke products.
Processes I use include embroidery, knitting, crochet, construction and printed patterns. Making by hand and being involved in each stage of design and making are key to my methodology.
It is important for me to work with natural materials, such as cotton, linen, wool and silk. I also enjoy working with metals such as silver and copper, as jewellery making is another discipline I practice. Fabrication through natural materials supports my inspiration from nature as well as my aspirations for a sustainable, ethical and environmentally aware practice.