I am a self taught weaver that first started playing on a rigid heddle loom in 1992 as a hobby. I have been in love with this craft ever since and became a passionate Fibreholic!
Over the years the big living room in my 140 year old victorian type house filled itself with one loom after the next, slowly but surely the weaving became more dominant in my live which eventually lead to a career change.
Today am working from the purpose built workshop on a wonderful property in the Far North of New Zealand and weave mostly scarves, shawls and experimental pieces on several different looms, from 8 shaft countermarches, to 16 and 32 shaft compu dobbys and a huge drawloom with vertical draw harness attachment. I love to work with very fine silk threads and like to create pieces that show complex patterns and beautiful iridescence.
In 2009 I was the lucky recipient of the Mason Trust Scholarship which enabled me to go to England to study Jacquard weaving. The newest addition in my workshop is a TC-1 Jacquard type handloom that allows me to weave more figuratively and pushes me into a new direction.