For the last 20 years I have been boring my friends and family senseless with the idea of travelling the world, buying hand made traditional and contemporary textiles, and then introducing these beautiful pieces of art to the world, or at least to my small section of it.
I love textiles; I love the colour of them, the feel of them and the warmth that they bring into a room. Somehow things that are hand made and individual seem to take on a depth and presence that factory made goods just do not possess.
In 2009 I decided to stop talking about the idea and to turn it into a reality.
Having a retail background, my original thoughts turned to a retail outlet, however over the last 10 years the internet has become both mainstream, and an intriguing platform to launch into the new generation of retail.
Textiles of the World began with textiles from a region of the world that I have been acquainted with for a number of years – South East Asia. A wonderful part of the world, where the cultures are diverse, the food is delicious; the weather is warm, and the people generous of time and spirit.
Over the last couple of years I have been developing and creating new product, still based on textiles displayed as wall art, I have expanded to include textiles from Africa, Australian both aboriginal and contemporary city, Malaysia and Japan.
There are so many countries to find and textiles to explore, follow me on my blog and join my on the adventure.