Textiles and figures

The women in my family were all clever needlewomen. It went without a fuss. It’s not surprising that when faced with the technical problem of realising a 3-dimensional project that I resort to fabric and sewing of a kind. It’s second nature. Fabric can be made to do so much because it bends and can be bodged into unlikely forms. I build figures out of textiles because it’s a bit like drawing a figure from the inside out. You can build in character as you go along, and the character takes over.

These handmade dolls were on exhibition at Craft in the Bay, Cardiff in April 2010.