Textiles are an intimate part of our lives and directly impact our well being. They clothe, protect and adorn us. They are everywhere: in our homes, workplaces and the environment. They also exist in abundance. How we use and perceive textiles can silently say volumes about us and our culture. If our textiles could speak, what would they say?
My ongoing preoccupation with the textile medium is focused on investigating constructed textiles using natural dyes, earth pigments and stitch applications. This work enables me to revitalize old and discarded fabrics, trims, buttons and other findings to create new ideas about cloth. My formal knowledge about textiles started in 1978 where I completed my four year studies at Kolding Design School in Denmark (called Kunsthandvaerkerskole at that time). Years later, I completed my Masters in Design Practice at Northumbria University in the UK. Through my many years of working off and on with every textile dyestuff and technique imaginable, I have always returned to working with natural dyes.
I hope the work on this site will inspire you in your own creative search.