The soul becomes dyed with the colour of its thoughts.
I grew up surrounded by colour: the paint on my mum’s canvases, the sequins on my ballet costumes, the threads of my embroideries.
Still more memorable are the colours of nature woven through my childhood: the fierce burnt country of Western Queensland, the blinding turquoise of the Australian Pacific coastline, the riot of bold primaries on the streets of India, the peaceful, hazy pastels of European summers.
I am a gardener, a cook, a scientist and a textile creative. Natural dyes are grown and harvested. Recipes are carefully prepared. Methods and combinations are tested and adjusted. The alchemy of botanical colour fulfills so many facets of my own passions.
Silk, that ancient and most luxurious of fibres, enhances the depths and lustre of botanical colours like nothing else. Silk ribbon, infused with layers of multi-faceted colour, has a drape and sensuousness that is irresistible.