I have a handmade approach in the making of textiles, I invest a good amount of time and care in every piece. In order to create patterns, I hand stitch, bind, pleat, block print or use stencils to resist fragments of the cloth.
DYED WITH NATURAL INDIGO
I dip dye textiles with 100% natural Indigo, my most valued material. Every piece is dyed multiple times until I achieve the desired shade of indigo. This is a labour intensive process that I thoroughly enjoy.
I also extract my own pigment from Persicaria Tinctoria plants to use in special projects. I enjoy the slow process of growing the plants from seed each year and the alchemy that occurs in the extraction and dyeing processes.
ORGANIC DYE VATS
I am very proud to use organic dye vats, making my dyeing process environmental and skin friendly. If I don’t use pigment I’ve extracted myself from plants, I prefer to use indigo I can trace back to its origin.
I use different types of plant based fabrics to create my work, but hand-spun, hand-woven will always be my favourite.