LARGE SCALE TEXTILE WALL HANGINGS
Quiltscapes are my large-scale textile wall hangings – I think of them as ‘Textile Landscapes’. They measure about 2x2m, and can take eight or nine months to make.
Working with a variety of natural cotton and silk fabrics, I collage, stitch, print and draw to make my textile studies. I use different techniques according to the image, and add layers of stitching, both hand and machine work (drawing the stitching lines with my lovely long-arm, ‘Handi-Quilter’ machine).
I often set myself personal design projects, relating to the rural landscape and plant life that surrounds my home – it is a never-ending source of inspiration, constantly changing.