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For over fourty years I have had an enduring interst in textile arts, engendered by my late Mother's encouragement and practice of these.
My current practice encompasses the knowledge and skills I have developed over this time .Choosing to work in textiles has been a conscious decision based on on the tactiity and ability to manipulate commonly found fibres to achieve objects that transcend the ordinary.
I predominantly use handmade felt to achieve this and then dye, stitch, and hand-mould the felt to make more complex statements.
The physicality and often capricious nature of the process provides me with both a challenge and the satisfaction of achieving what at first may seem impossible.
“What if” is a principle that underpins my work as I constantly strive to increase the scope of my practice.