Fresh Eyes

Fresh Eyes

You know that old saying ‘you can’t see for looking.’  Well, sometimes all it takes is a fresh set of eyes. I work best alone so I can clarify the processes I know work for me – and that means just one set of eyes. Fine, great.  But sometimes,...
Find Your Whalesong

Find Your Whalesong

The Inuit word Qarrtsiluni means to sit expectantly together in darkness, waiting for something to happen or ‘burst forth’.  It encapsulates that strange, quiet period before a momentous event. It’s their way of honouring the whale, using this ritual...
The Benefit of 3

The Benefit of 3

As a designer, I like to use odd numbers, especially three’s.  Five can be too many and one just not enough. You might think this is a strange analogy, but the same can be said for books written on a similar topic, as I’ve just learned.  If it’s...
The Design Equation

The Design Equation

When it comes to creating a design, full to the brim with meaningful content, it really is as simple as an equation. D = I + M (Design = Inspiration + Momentum) We’re all inspired by something – that’s step one, but I think it’s that next...
Dynamism: How To

Dynamism: How To

How about some ideas and inspiration for creating Dynamism and that sense of energy and movement in design work for new textile and fibre art? And as you already know from reading this blog, looking back is the only way I know, to move forward.  So that’s...