Therese studied Contemporary Textile Practice at Northern College of Art and lives in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.
"My desire to create is stimulated by the natural landscape... I walk, pause, observe, draw, forage and gather.
I find inspiration in many things; detailed markings on beach stones, pattern on the bark of a tree, the delicacy of lichen against black granite rock.
My passion for textiles was ignited early, hand knitting at my mother's knee and teenage years making my own clothes.
I use natural dyes extensively in my work, exploring colour using dye plants from my garden, hedgerows and food waste. Working with plant dyes and leaf printing, is a slow and unpredictable process, no two dye baths or prints are the same, which I find both challenging and exciting. Gathering gorse flowers in early spring, umbels of feathery fennel in summer, and sloe berries in late autumn, provides me a wonderfully close connection to nature and rhythms of the seasons.
My hand knitting and crochet designs are created from many exploratory samples, using inspiration from my drawings and photographs.
Textiles are available to purchase from my online shop and selected UK galleries. I am happy to make items to commission, please do get in touch if this is of interest"