I live on a lifestyle block at Te Kowhai, a small rural village northwest of Hamilton, with my partner Tony, an alpaca, a small herd of purebred angora goats, and our burmese cat.
I have worked in the printing and advertising industries for the past 30 years, with the last 13 years spent at Print House as a graphic designer/pre-press operator.
Weaving is my primary fibre passion, although I also enjoy spinning and felting. I use PCW Fibreworks software to design some of my own weaving drafts and enjoy the flexibility and creativity it allows me in my weaving. The unique results of dyeing and painting yarns for weaving excite me and I am particularly attracted to fine weaves. I have enjoyed dyeing Tencel, silk, cotton, wool and my own alpaca and mohair to create unique pieces. Dolly, a dressmaker’s model, inspires me to create one-off designs with woven and felted fabrics.
Creative Fibre exhibitions and awards:
Waikato Area Exhibition 2006, Hamilton
National Exhibition 2007, New Plymouth
Hamilton Exhibition 2007, Hamilton
National Exhibition 2008, Hamilton, September 2008
National Exhibition 2009, Timaru, April 2009
Creative Fibre Experience Exhibition 2009, Hamilton, September 2009
National Exhibition 2010, Whangarei, April 2010. Fibreholics Possum Award
Loom’n’us 2010, Te Awamutu, September 2010
Creative Fibre Experience Exhibition 2010, Hamilton, September 2010. Mareca Alpaca Award
National Exhibition 2010, Whangarei, April 2010 – Fibreholics Possum Award