I studied Textile Design as a mature student at Massey University’s College of Creative Arts in Wellington. Sustainable design considerations underpinned our exploration of materiality and processes. Weaving resonated with me and establishing a studio practice enables me to continue to focus on the potential of strong and undyed New Zealand wool in contemporary, sustainable design. In my studio overlooking Wellington’s south coast I weave my designs on an AVL Compudobby IV loom, beautifully crafted in California from American Ash. It is a wonderful interface of mechanical and digital technologies. Like all looms, and the musical instruments they resemble, it requires care and tuning to play at its best. As I get aquainted with this beautiful machine, it has become an extension of my thinking and of my hands.
With weaving I have found my niche - the place where I belong and can contribute from.