|In my textile work, I explore the themes of the sea. I use the Japanese process of shibori including tying and binding, an ancient method that allows areas of the fabric to resist dye. For anemones and other forms of sea life, I use Japanese Gunma silk or hemp and also pina fibre to recreate the delicate and fragile beauty of our living sea.|
My teaching experience in fashion and surface design enables me to exchange ideas with students in the making of wearables and accessories. Again, I use shibori-based processes with the layering of dyeing and felting in hand cut wool lacework. Ultimately, my work fuses the aesthetics of east and west with traditional and modern concepts.