Kumihimo, the art of Japanese braidmaking, is, for me, the quintessence of good craft: through complete inner focus and attention to the moment a beautiful and functional object is created through the rhythmic repetition of even movements.
This process renews my inner being. So east meets west, west meets east, and the resulting synergy is perceived by the beholder and maker
‘Paper: beyond the fold’ exhibition in the Roof Gallery at NCCD, Sleaford, Lincs NG34 7TW in May and June this year showed 15 major pieces. There were 9 new ones.
Sincere thanks to Bryony Windsor and her team for curating it so beautifully.
I continue my lifelong commitment to textiles, seeking to balance research with developing my own personal work, alongside the rewards of teaching and lecturing freelance throughout the UK.