I grew up in a time when it was necessary to learn traditional textile techniques, exact execution was the goal. Little by little I broke away from these ideas and imprints. Today the core theme of my work is colour and structure and experimenting with different textile and non-textile materials. They can be found in collages, three-dimensional objects and textile jewellery, the current focus of my work. Nature offers a wealth of inspirations of forms and colours.
The starting point is often the material or a form that inspires me, from which a work of art then emerges. I use old and new materials, paint them, print on them and sometimes manipulate them with a heat gun or soldering iron and then work on them with a sewing machine. Free-stitch embroidery with the sewing machine is often used in combination with hand embroidery. Experimenting with different techniques and materials is what makes the work so appealing and allows me to create an exciting textile surface. The works are often open-ended and can last for a longer period of time.