I am a hand weaver of rugs using traditional techniques and natural materials. My designs involve either small repetitive patterns or larger scale designs, more suited to the eye-to-floor viewing distance. I devise my own designs rather than copying others’. I very much prefer to produce functional pieces, finishing them myself. My preferences are to strong colours and earth tones and I enjoy dying. My philosophy for design whilst centred in my training as a scientist tries to represent elements of nature both on the surface visual level as well as the science beneath them.