The yarns I use today for my woven pieces are mainly wool and linen, both were used for weaving in prehistory.
Wool is my favoured yarn as the animal delivers food for sustenance, cloth for body covering and warmth, and it nourishes the land for future generations.
Linen has special qualities, in the heat of summer it absorbs moisture, in cooler weather it retains body heat and as it ages it develops into a soft and comfortable friend.
My weaving has developed over time; I love the Japanese boro cloth, scraps of cloth joined, repaired and added to throughout the wearer’s lifetime, the pieces carried with them the stories and history of the wearer. I am presently very drawn to patched cloth and have sought to recreate patches in my weaving, creating loops and slits through which ribbons and belts may be tied and looped.
I am happy to accept commissions for panels, hangings, scarves and shawls.