Biography in Cloth


Silk Waiscoat – This is the first sample that I made for my ethical clothing label ‘Clothworks’, in 1997. I recently came across it, having been stored for 20 years, unworn. It shows the passage of time in the way that the natural dye, logwood, has changed and has an antique feel.

Mushroom shirt – This is my most recent piece, made for a presentation about my research into fungi that hyper-accumulate copper. The shirt has been dyed with these fungi and as a result, it neutralises external sources of radiation and protects electro-sensitive individuals.