I graduated in printed textiles, then worked in industry designing jacquard fabrics and tufted carpets. Fascination with the process of translating designs into a grid format to enable machinery to produce a finished textile, probably influenced my subsequent involvement in tapestry weaving.
I use an old picture-frame as a loom and work with embroidery threads on a small scale. My tapestries include figures, faces and partially recognisable objects. Often, traces of the influence of children’s artwork can be seen in some of the shapes I use. The slow pace of weaving encourages basic ideas to develop in unforeseen ways, often leading to an unexpected outcome.