‘The days passed as I created, one by one a body of work that taught me yet again the power of limited means and focussed attention.'(Schulz: 1999)
My work is always hand stitched, not always hand made as the cloth I use is made by machine and the definition is important to me. There is a unique opportunity to understand the relationship between thread, cloth and the hand whilst stitching my collection of samples. Discovering the characteristics and qualities of the materials I am using is the challenging aspect of the handwork and can only be done with the handling of the materials and engaging with the practice. My work is by nature very slow and carries a certain discipline of working; with the minimum of tools and paired down expression.