Using primarily silk and wool I design each piece around a mood or feeling, or something in nature that has touched me whilst out on my regular bike rides in the countryside. The combination of texture and colour drive the design to the point where I try to capture some element of nature.
I especially enjoy using the finer wools such as camel, baby alpaca and merino which, when combined with silk make a luxurious, hardwearing and beautiful textile. I also enjoy using vegetable fibres including rose, nettle and soya fibre, and cotton and hemp. Some beautiful and unusual yarns are made in Japan, and I enjoy using a fine stainless steel thread wrapped in pure silk to produce some interesting effects.