I think I was born a designer. As an avid child-knitter, I was frustrated that I couldn’t find the yarns and colours that I wanted in order to create my designs. This led me to a journey of working with sheep, learning to dye fibre and spin the yarns I wanted – to create the clothes I wanted. It is a long journey of exploration and discovery and it continues to this day.
I am very influenced by my surroundings – the natural beauty and forms of the forest and foliage are always found somewhere in my designs. I have a strong sense of function in my art and the desire that my work will be part of the recipient’s daily life rather than just admired from afar.