Strip Woven Wall Pieces

At West Surrey College of Art and Design in England I began weaving with found materials and working in strips to create larger pieces. Although I was studying textiles, I had little developed understanding of other cultural connections that used rags such as the Saki-Ori tradition in Japan. I was discovering these weaving processes from my own experience and environment. Later I was able to see the connections to other cultures and this helped me become aware of historical traditions that are so rich and inspiring. These are some of the examples of my woven rag banners, paper pieces and larger strip woven commissioned weavings