Ode To A Silkworm
Kozo, needle felted wool and silk fibre, wet felted wool and Kozo, hand dyed organic indigo
Hand woven cloth with recycled sari silk, needle felted wool and silk yarn
Fringed Fan Dance
Hand woven and felted cloth with linen, wool and wire, crystal beads
I like to create functional pieces that are abstract or surreal in style, fantasy meets wear-ability, using quality craftsmanship and complementing the wearer’s personality. I am very inspired by materials; the texture, colour or performance quality of textiles directs my design approach. Historical and film costume greatly inspire my pieces’ silhouettes, art and nature inspire the colour palette. I compliment traditional apparel and millinery supplies with the innovative and unusual, exploring hand dyeing and hand weaving, wet felting and needle felting to create textural pieces. Currently I am exploring hats and fascinators, this line is titled Dandy Chapeaux.