The reason to start doing tapestry was because I wanted to construct a whole surface from nothing. My background in textiles and painting led me to this. It is the ‘weaving together’ of many elements – tactile, emotional, disciplined and visual. Tapestry can tell a story and traverse history. It has survived millennia of human change and disaster. It is a medium with infinite possibilities and a vast area to explore in modern terms. It takes a long time to make.