New Work

I have been experimenting with a Shibori technique called “Arashi”– the Japanese name for wrapping fabric round a pole, compressing it into folds and then dyeing it. In these two cases, the fabric was plant dyed first, then over dyed with indigo.

The name Arashi means storm – when the fabric is unwrapped after dyeing, the diagonal patterns resemble driving rain. I think of them as being similar to the patterns produced in the sand as the tide goes out. My new work will be a record of the changes I see over time of the sand patterns, using different techniques of pole dyeing.

Talking points:

There are a number of interesting articles, exhibitions and courses currently available that you may find inspiring.

Recommended websites
Creates objects made from rolling, folding and sewing junk mail and envelopes. runs interesting courses. Email:
Fashion and Textile Museum:
Victoria and Albert Museum:
Olafur Eliasson exhibition:

Recommended books

Threads of Life by Clare Hunter A history of the world through the eye of a needle. A fascinating chronicle of political protest, personal identity and memory. this is related through stories of men and women, across the world and through history, using the language of sewing to produce all kinds of textiles.