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My inspiration for surface pattern is the Silk Route, which fascinates me as a diffusion of culture and design elements, and a fusion of East and West.

Having an interest in the Asian culture, I am very concerned about the ethical issues that stem from the textile industry, and strive to endorse sustainable and ethically sourced materials and to be aware of the importance of a fair income for those who work on all stages of production.

The cushions maintain the figurative motifs of Asian shoes, fans, parasols and henna hands, whereas the motifs for the wallpaper and curtains have been abstracted from initial drawings of Indian jewellery.

Textiles is the thread that knits all of my interests together and I will never cease experimenting with the endless possibilities that stem from the compilation of pattern, colour and fabric.