Born in Broken Hill, NSW, I have always been around sheep and loved their thick fleeces. So when I was introduced to Felt late in the 1980’s I instantly fell in love with the process that magically transformed something I knew well into a wonderful new fabric.
And, over the years, that magical process has had its way with me, leading me from hobby to art. Felting fills me with a sense of accomplishment and integrity, and has proven a most amenable vehicle for translating inner vision to outer reality.
I felt from the end concept backwards. Though I work quite deliberately, consciously employing both traditional and innovative techniques, my unconscious is the undisputed project manager. The concrete, repetitive nature of this work frees my imagination and provides many opportunities for happy accident and grace to influence the finished product.
I work mostly with fine Australian Merino wool, often mixed with silk and other fabrics to create a new exciting felt fabric, which I use to construct handbags, jackets, shawl, hats and much more.