I enjoy working with a range of fabrics and media but I am particularly drawn to materials and textiles that have had a previous life and show signs of wear and repair. Different processes include hand stitch, printing and dyeing. Indigo is a favourite and I am fascinated by the various patterns and effects that can be produced.
I prefer to work in colours that are either neutrals or shades of blue.
My hand stitching is all about mark making rather than precision or regularity. I believe a lot can be achieved with straight stitch.
Textile history, from samplers, to the machinery and processes of large mills their pattern and sample archives, are of particular interest.