I have been creating garments and fabrics since I was first taught to knit by my mother and grandmother. My passion for textiles took me to Cork & Galway, Ireland to study art and design and woven textiles, and then to Kerry to complete apprenticeships under one of Ireland’s leading tapestry artists, Lisbeth Mulcahy. There, I spent six years tapestry weaving and production weaving on a one hundred year old traditional fly shuttle loom.
Since moving to Australia and starting a family, I constantly create pieces of textile art for both display and function. I have a number of looms and work mostly on my LeClerc Weavebird 16shaft computer aided design loom. I am a member of the Complex Weavers group, various Contemporary Craft and Design groups, Handweavers’, Spinners’ & Dyers’ Guild of Western Australia, Inc. and WAFTA Western Australian Fibre & Textile Association.