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Weaving has been an important part of my life having learnt from my mother at a young age. For the last twenty years I have woven projects for exhibitions, gifts and for sale. I enjoy working with finer yarns and the items I like to make include scarves, wraps, and various small jackets.

How I like to work is to start by thinking about the end result. For example, I want a vibrant colourful scarf with a lovely drape. The next thing I think about is the yarn and it is nearly always the yarn itself that gives me inspiration about how I want to proceed with the rest of the design process. These yarn qualities, how does it feel next to the skin, how it drapes, does it provide warmth, is it fluffy or silky, all these elements must be decided on before you carry on in the process. What is going to be the best weave structure to enhance the qualities of the yarn? Does it all come…

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  • Female
  • Born on November 11
  • Joined January 9, 2011

Favorite materials

silk, cotton, tencel, bamboo, merino wool, possum merino wool, elastic and cotton, overtwist wool, wool

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Weaving has been an important part of my life having learnt from my mother at a young age. For the last twenty years I have woven projects for exhibitions, gifts and for sale. I enjoy working with finer yarns and the items I like to make include scarves, wraps, and various small jackets.

How I like to work is to start by thinking about the end result. For example, I want a vibrant colourful scarf with a lovely drape. The next thing I think about is the yarn and it is nearly always the yarn itself that gives me inspiration about how I want to proceed with the rest of the design process. These yarn qualities, how does it feel next to the skin, how it drapes, does it provide warmth, is it fluffy or silky, all these elements must be decided on before you carry on in the process. What is going to be the best weave structure to enhance the qualities of the yarn? Does it all come together as a whole and make the scarf feel unique and something special? How can I best use these qualities of the yarn to make the end result just what I want.

I have a 24 shaft AVL computer assisted loom and I also have an 8 shaft Mecchia floor loom. Since having set up my workspace I have found it such a delight to enter my studio and start the creative process.

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