diameter - wool and acrylic
to create these circles came first from my mother’s work on
traditional circular blankets, typically rather large, I wanted
it would be possible to work something smaller so I could take on more
from pieces of yarn I had around the studio, I began constructing solid
pieces of textile and sewing them into circles. Over time, I realized
that by changing my knitting technique, I could
‘knit’ an entire circle in one piece.
stripes into the overall design.
my 101-year old mother will have coffee together, and sit in
quiet company, enjoying the creation of another circle textile,
continuing the process during afternoon Tea, coninuig a section every
day. After two weeks, the piece is completed and I spend another 4
– 5 hours weaving in the ‘ends’ of the
yarn to create the finished work. The total time to complete a magic
circle ivaries between 7 to 15 hours. Sizes
vary from 1 – 3 feet in diameter.
Many have asked
me about my choice of colours for these ‘rugs’.
What better innovator is there but nature? With the seasons, my designs
flow with what I see happening outdoors; in the fullness of spring,
lively, bright colours – in summer, a beautiful verdant
green; in fall and winter, shades of falling leaves and
the coolness of snow and sky become my inspiration. It is such a
compose each textile, marrying the beauty of colour with nature.
meditation rugs, for sitting or visual concentration, these textiles
have many uses. They provide a focal point in any decor. Some enjoy
as cushion covers, while others frame
them as wall hangings. Somehow, their simplicity, beauty and warmth
appeal to all.