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Location Victoria, Australia
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Introduction I have been playing with textiles most of my life. In recent years I have developed a particular interest in japanese textiles. I started collecting used cotton kimonos and futon covers which were relatively inexpensive. I would unpick them and launder the pieces and then use the fabric to make new pieces, mostly quilts. More recently the fabric has become particularly expensive especially the older mended pieces (or boro) and I have had to curtail my collecting. In my work I have tried to develop pieces from within the limits of my fabric collection. I have made pieces which are almost monochromatic, such as only blues or only whites. This has challenged me to extract contrast and pattern and texture from within a very limited range of colour. I am smitten with indigo but also have explored whites and taupes and occasionally silks for the lustre they can contribute.