Little House of Macrame

Little House of Macrame

I’ve been drawn to creating with my hands from early childhood. Having explored many different mediums, I have found that hand weaving and macramé provides a wonderful balance of structure and freedom. The ‘canvas’ begins as long strings hanging from the driftwood or dowel and blank warp ends threaded on my loom, while the design builds knot by knot and line by line in a slow reveal until the piece is finished. It’s not until I’ve knot the last knot or cut the woven piece free from the loom that I see the work in its entirety and it takes on a life of its own.

As an artist, my goal is to create pieces that lend beauty and a sense of quiet to the places they inhabit. While some of my pieces reflect an inner call for peace, other works may address the intensifying discord in our world. Through my work, I seek to find balance between active engagement in events surrounding us, and the periodic need to retreat for reflection and self-renewal. Through this exploration I continue to find and hone my voice.

Fibre work attracts me for its simplicity: threads twining together to create a whole. Working with fibres provides me the opportunity to sit in the stillness of my thoughts, allowing my hands to think.