Everyday life gets faster as modern technology and society push us to respond quicker, be constantly connected and keep up with the world 24/7. I find it important to take the time to slow down and this is why stitch by hand every day. Repetitive kantha style stitching is both beautiful and allows for a sense of calm.
I draw my inspiration from British and Japanese roots with a hint of the orient. Reclaimed material is my favourite for this style of work as it breathes new life into the fabric. Some I dye myself and some is left to show its own passage through time with marks and stains being incorporated as part of the pattern.