bellatextiles is a constantly evolving collection of my handweaving. For more than two decades, weaving in natural fibres has been my profession and my passion.

The bellatextiles gallery is filled with simple, timeless, elegant garments woven from the finest merino wool, alpaca, hand dyed luxurious silk, tencel, soy silk or bamboo fibres. The quality, drape, lustre, subtlety of pattern, rich colour and simple flattering shape of each piece has created a recognisable bellatextiles 'look' in the latest collection.

Much of my weaving is quite simple, but incorporates surprise elements such as felted handspun or unexpected textures. I also find it exciting and rewarding to explore ways of harnessing modern technologies with traditional techniques to handcraft one-off, elegant, natural pieces that have relevance in the 21st century. I weave on a number of hand looms, but primarily on a 24 shaft Toika. I use Fibreworks PCW and Photoshop to design and am fascinated by the potential of these programs to add a new dimension to my weaving.

If you are interested in a handwoven piece you have seen on this site, please email me.