My textiles reflect a pleasure in working with dye and cloth, which I specially enjoy because cloth so readily absorbs colour and texture. There is something profoundly satisfying about translating a flat design onto cloth, which is essentially a three-dimensional medium. An image or design is then given a completely different life and meaning by the movement of the cloth when it is worn or used by us. I like to think that fabric absorbs emotions and memories through constant use, and clearly as it is living matter, it decays and gets used up. It is not permanent in the way a painting or a photograph can be. I hope that my work on silk and velvet, whether made into scarves or mens’ ties will reflect the joy I have experienced in the process.