I was given my very own sewing machine as a thirteen year old, which says a lot about the kind of teenager I was... I've always sewn: clothes, quilts, cushions, my wedding dress.

I find hand stitching the most enjoyable part of the sewing process. Rather than the mechanical whir of the sewing machine I can listen to music (and get my groove on in my seat!). And it generally means the end is in sight, involving quick jobs like a button or two or entrapping stuffing in a cushion. It's also a quite methodical, repetitive - and, because of that, meditative - process. It's cathartic.

The transition from cloth to paper just seemed to happen. One day I was hammering away on my sewing machine and the next I was hand stitching cranes and cherry blossom on gift cards.

Then started what would become the slowest artwork I have ever made. Months and months passed, stitch by single stitch it came together. 

And then it was done and I wanted to do more.

Think I've only just threaded the needle on this one...

Meditation rotation or just going round in circles? (Dark/day)   |   Winter 2015   |   Thread on card   |   1000 NZD

Meditation rotation or just going round in circles? (Dark/day)   |   Winter 2015   |   Thread on card   |   1000 NZD

Meditation rotation or just going round in circleS? (Light/night)   |   Summer 2016   |   Thread on card   |   1000 NZD

Meditation rotation or just going round in circleS? (Light/night)   |   Summer 2016   |   Thread on card   |   1000 NZD

(n)arrow-straight   |   autumn 2015   |   thread on card   |   1500 NZD 

(n)arrow-straight   |   autumn 2015   |   thread on card   |   1500 NZD