Inspiration

Weavings of South-East Asia

Weavings of South-East Asia

It's been quite a while since I posted anything, and that's mainly because I spent the first month of the year travelling around South-East Asia, and second month of the year feeling sad that I was no longer travelling around South-East Asia...  However, now I'm back in the game, and ready to stop pining after the recent months, but to reflect happily upon them.

Weaving & Architecture

Weaving & Architecture

I take a lot of photos of buildings.  I’ve been a weaver for 12 years now, and architecture has been a constant source of inspiration over the years, yet I rarely pause to consider why I’m so drawn to large-scale structures.

 

Over the last few weeks I’ve been consciously trying to identify what I love about buildings and why I always reference them in my work, and the answer I’ve arrived at is that I see a natural relationship between the form of a building and the form of a woven textile.  Call me crazy, but I’ve come to see such a clear link between the two that I feel embarrassed for not recognising it before.

Sketchbook Day

Sketchbook Day

Most of the time running my own business feels like a dream come true: I love juggling the diversity of all the roles, and getting to challenge myself and learn more about topics like marketing, accounting and general business management.

However, sometimes all these other tasks can become overwhelming, and I can feel almost paralysed by how much there is to manage.  When this happens, I find it’s best to reset and get back to my creative roots, and that’s when I know it’s time for a sketchbook day.