My work draws on two main areas of continuing interest: the detailed structure of plants, especially trees; and the constructed textile techniques of ancient non-European cultures which can be assimilated into tapestry weaving, such as twining and ply split braiding. These latter, incorporated into the weaving provide the background for a strong tactile element to my work. Tapestry weaving provides the ideal medium for fusing colour, texture and form into a well-crafted object. I use mainly natural fibres to reflect my subject matter, including raffia, hemp, jute and paper yarns. Each piece is researched through sketching, photography, collage, and colour studies. Colour is sympathetic to the subject matter rather than a literal representation of it.