I first became interested in weaving in Vancouver in the early 1970s. After returning to Auckland, I joined the Handweavers and Spinners Guild Auckland, and learned to weave with Pat King. I wove for many years on a four-shaft loom, weaving mainly knee rugs, throws and baby blankets.
More recently, I have been weaving on an eight-shaft Mecchia jack loom, using finer threads, and exploring fabric weaving. I enjoy the challenge of achieving different effects using the same threading
I weave for pleasure – I love colour, and am fascinated by the endless possibilities of loom-controlled weaves, and by the colour and weave effects that can be achieved.
I joined the Professional Weavers Network in 2008 and have greatly enjoyed the challenge and stimulation that the group provides.
I have exhibited regularly in the Handweavers and Spinners Guild’s biennial exhibitions since 1982, in the Creative Fibre National exhibitions, in the PWN ‘Common Thread‘ and ‘Flight’ exhibitions.