In 2008 I discovered the world of the felt maker. I was drawn firstly by the apparent simplicity of a process which produces wonderful results. Then, as I looked further, researching the great history, breadth and the depth of the felt making tradition, I was hooked.
Now I delight in achieving a contemporary result through use of wide ranging and ever evolving techniques.
I work with unspun sheep’s wool fibre ranging from British and European rare breeds to fine Australian merino. The felting process bonds the wool with silks and other natural fibres. I explore a huge range of texture, form and colour, creating hand made sculptural objects, wall pieces and wearable items. I use traditional and contemporary wet felting and hand dyeing techniques and enjoy contrasting colours which migrate and transform during the process.