Strata and Fibre

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When my work is put back into the environment there is a distinctive integration which blurs the boundaries between process and nature. Explore the image created by photographer Imants Krumins and see how seamlessly those boundaries are blurred.  My work takes from nature to extract colour, texture is created by knitting, weaving and crochet.  The work is placed in environments near my studio in Tasmania and they become one again.

Layers

worn01Whether it be a scarf or a knitted garment, it is the layers of cloth, thread and design that makes each work unique. Attention to detail, be it the hand twisting of the ends or the added edges the work grows out of the initial design process of laying down leaves and barks. Carefully wrapped or folded, sometimes even stitched  using the shibori method to encase the leaves to form more organised patterns.