I’ve always loved weaving – right back from when I was a 5 year old, weaving willow into bangles and halos. Now I have progressed to creating baskets, bowls, and other forms with more of a sculptural aesthetic – having collected the fibres myself, from bush and garden. As I travel around, I keep my eyes peeled for any materials useful for my weaving. Other useful materials are included in a large collection of man-made fibres that I keep in my studio.
I have a passion for the beauty of nature, including the process of decay over time – which creates its own textural qualities in some of the materials I use. My pieces therefore have both a story that I give them, and the story of the fibres used. The inherent beauty of the materials enables a collaboration that hopefully creates a beautiful quality in the completed works.
At this time, my favoured plant materials include philodendron, willow, cocos palm, and dragon tree. Some fibres are dyed before use, others left their natural colour. All plant material is dried before use, to allow natural shrinkage. Rehydrating prior to use can take from a few hours to several days.
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