I learnt tapestry weaving with Bobbie Cox, but having also done 'the Bradford course' [design for hand loom weaving] most of my woven work has been on table looms. I really enjoy combinations of different yarns and how they interact, and my interest in weaving with paper yarns began when using African bank notes as inspiration for one of the course modules. More recently I have mixed paper yarns with more conventional ones in small tapestries, sometimes as mixed media pieces.
At our 2019 exhibition the Peter Tavy Guild of W/S/D paid tribute to Bobbie, who had been our founding president. Newer members hadn't known Bobbie, so we introduced them to her work, and I led a tapestry weaving project, which more than half our members took part in. We had the great privilege of displaying the tapestries we produced alongside several pieces of her own work.
As a result of teaching and participating in the project I have extended my knowledge of tapestry techniques such as blending yarns on the bobbin, and using knots and twining to produce subtle texture.