Twill Textile Design
Kia Ora. I was born in Chile, then moved to England where I studied textile design at Central St Martin’s, London and later at Herriot Watt University, Scotland. I’ve worked as an in-house and freelance designer of industrial textiles for over 20 years. I also taught as a visiting lecturer at various UK universities before moving to New Zealand in 2007 with my family.
I love anything that involves colour, texture and pattern; but I’m most passionate about weaving – the ancient process of interlacing threads to make cloth. My work focuses on traditional techniques, natural materials and vibrant colour combinations – I’m always inspired by my surroundings, experiences and research findings.
As well as making handwoven scarves and accessories, I have developed a range of portable looms and kits in the hope that others might be inspired to try weaving. I teach weaving workshops (through http://www.nztextileexperiences.co.nz)
Twill Textiles runs from a home studio in central Nelson, NZ. This creative space is shared with the lovely Esther (Nester Prints). We often work on joint projects as well as keeping each in good company. The studio is home to looms, printing presses, sewing machines, tools, equipment, samples, shelves full of colourful yarn and supplies.
I have been a member of the little Beehive Co-op since July 2016. It’s pretty special to be a part of this dynamic and supportive group of local artists/designers who all pride in making quality New Zealand products for our lovely customers and visitors. My work can also be seen at the wonderful Wow Gallery & Museum, the Suter Gallery and Made it Wellington. Commissions are welcome.
If you live further a-field, you may like to know that some items can also be found on my Etsy shop.