The most fascinating aspect about textiles are their material features, which in themselves say so much. Even though pens, paper and computers are essential tools for a textile designer, I think the textile material is the most important one. Inspiration comes from the feeling on your fingertips. For me, material is the starting point and reason for creativity.
In my opinion, it is not necessary to produce new textiles for art – I prefer the existing ones. I am particularly inspired by textiles that are worn from use, since they tell stories about everyday life. By altering, combining and making patterns on recycled materials it is possible to create installations, textile works and new products.