I create colour and texture in surface design through the wet felting process, laminating wool to painted silk which demands that I engage with the qualities in these natural fibres. Working directly with my hands is liberating, exciting, risky and yet calming, serendipitous.
My inspiration is drawn from the diverse natural landscape of WA
I have been working with Textiles over five decades, teaching in the UK and Internationally. Contemporary quilt making has been a major focus.
I am a member of the OzQuilt Network, WAFTA, Bunbury Felting Group, the IFA and an Honorary Life member of the Quilters Guild of the British Isles. You can meet me at the Margaret River Region Open Studios annually in September.
Wander Out Yonder
Retail Price: A$1800
Dimensions: 175 x 30cm(H x W)
Statement: With our borders closed, West Australians are encouraged to ‘Wander out Yonder’. In the Wheatbelt natural cavities, gnamma holes collect water, and were in use before European settlement. Wave rocks, dramatic stripes of colour dribbling down from overhangs impress all who view. Wool, silk, bamboo, sumi-ink. Hand quilted.
Exhibitions: Festival of Quilts UK 2022 Contemporary Quilt Gallery
Photographer: Les Weeks
Retail Price: A$1500
Dimensions: 107 x 47cm (H x W)
Statement:A Wander out Yonder to explore this ancient landscape. Extraordinary geological forms among impressive gorges amid wild spaces remain to create a sense of wonder in the viewer. Time stands still as I reflect on the history of this place. Exploring colour and texture in cloth drives my creativity.
Exhibitions: Stitched and Bound . WAQA touring WA