Process & Inspiration

A coloured thread runs through my background in geology and an interest in the pattern of the landscape. A walk in the hills or a run through a Scottish glen or around a Cumbrian lake is the only way to satisfy the wild in me. It is only then, that I can sit down and design a fabric or a piece of woven art. Connecting walking, running and weaving through place and wild landscapes.

Designs develop from images in my mind or from photographs that I have taken. These are then interpreted into woven patterns on a computer weave program and woven up by hand on a Swedish Glimakra floor loom.