1030 x 270 X 30 mm (largest)
Lace textiles (3): hand-operated domestic machine knitting and crochet using copper enamelled wire, electrical copper wire, stainless steel wool blend, lurex and metallic cotton
‘Memory is an ode to childhood memories of making and mending textiles. My mother’s hands slipping through time and beginning with a ball of yarn to complete an item of security, warmth and tradition.
The defining characteristic of my work is the exploration of the inherent qualities of the domestic machine-knitted textile. The interplay of positive and negative space, three-dimensional constructions and contrasts of opacity and transparency have evolved into a major area of exploration. The sculptural qualities achieved through the use of media such as copper wire and nylon, in combination with fibres such as wool and cotton, can evoke a sense of space and form.’