Weaving is for me, an opportunity to paint with colour, to write poetry in texture, to take a thread and craft from it a beautiful and distinctive fabric. My pieces must be functional and therefore technically competent. I choose my materials carefully — silk and fine wools for scarves so as not to irritate sensitive skin, chenilles and thicker wools for throws so that they will wrap with comforting warmth. Above all, I never lose interest in creating a cloth by hand, setting it up thread by thread. Seeing it develop on the loom and then be transformed from an unwielding fabric to an item of sheer beauty as it is washed and ironed – these are magical moments I just can’t get enough of.