I was born in London and came to Sydney when I was 30 years old. My mother was English and my father Russian. Our household was full of books, textiles, embroideries and music. My mother taught me to knit, embroider and sew at an early age and I have always loved these pursuits.
I started knitting and felting bags and simple slippers about 7 years ago and soon realized that I wanted to create much more. I attended some workshops on felting and discovered Merino wool and silks from around the world – Himalayan, Thai, Vietnamese and Indian – so many fantastic colors, designs and textures.
This year has been very interesting where I have had the good fortune to attend workshops by Anita Larkin and Marjolein Dillinga, both of whom are International structural felters.
I have gained new techniques and I am now experimenting with resists for the creation of vases and bowls.
I continue to create lightweight wearable art such as scarves, wraps and brooches for those who love to wear something a little different.
All my pieces are unique. They are made with natural fibres such as merino wool, alpaca, silks and cotton. I embellish with pearls and beautiful yarns.
The process of creating a new piece is always exciting and sometimes the results can be quite unexpected!
Contact – 0419 977 681