While screen printing was my first and enduring love, I love using ordinary objects to create patterns. So far I must have a collection of 30 plus different potato mashers, which I use to create an infinite variety of patterns and textures. I do this by manipulating and pulling back the wet pigments on the fabric surface. No textured thing is safe from experimenting!
I studied textile design in Sweden and England, and have a studio in Toronto, Canada. I teach workshops and give presentations and lectures internationally (now virtually).
Colour Vie is my environmentally friendly pigment system for fabrics, and I have published two books: ‘Creating Texture’ and ‘Creating Texture: Soft Textures’, where I explain how to use pigment on cloth.
All fabrics in my quilts are printed by me.