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About ArtweaveOriginals

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Products inspired by original handstitched needlepoint designs

I am a tapestry/ needlepoint artist based in Sydney, Australia.

I am inspired by Islamic art and architecture, particularly beautiful geometric patterns and calligraphy seen on walls of public and significant buildings throughout the Islamic world. On my travels to Morocco, Uzbekistan, India, Turkey and the Middle East, I have taken photographs that I have then used to design my own tapestries. I use wool to represent centuries-old Islamic tiles found on the walls of mosques, madrassas (universities) and other significant buildings. I blend a number of shades of colour in individual stitches to represent tiles that may be chipped, ageing, or fading, as an acknowledgement of their history and heritage.

My previous body of work was influenced by the beauty of the single flower form and how needlepoint can be used to represent the subtle shades and colours found in single blooms.

I have exhibited my tapestries in Australia and internationally, including at the Islamic Museum of Australia, Melbourne; Lakemba Mosque, Sydney; Persian Rug Co., Sydney; and Milk Factory Gallery, Bowral. My work was exhibited in the United Arab Emirates as part of the Sharjah Islamic Arts Festival, UAE, 2017. My most recent exhibition scheduled for the Sharjah Calligraphy Biennial, UAE, 2020, was postponed due to Covid-19 and will take place in the near future.

My work has been featured in publications including Inspirations Magazine, 2019; Textile Fibre Forum, 2018; and Islamic Arts Magazine, 2017. I have also been a designer for Ehrman Tapestry, London.

I love making my original needlepoint tapestries and associated products. Thank you for visiting my shop and for appreciating my work. My original artworks can be seen on my website at


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