The natural world and its endlessly unique forms, patterns and rich textures inspire and inform my felt making practice. Often on family walks I'm the one lagging behind, taking detail shots of deeply textured tree bark, grasses and moss, drying seedpods suspended from bare branches. Each season or location brings new inspiration, be it coastal days warmed by summer sun, autumnal woodlands or a few steps into our own garden catching the last hours of light . Some element will captivate me - a particular leaf curl, the rhythmic pattern left as the tide ebbs away, the graduating tones of a landscape. I was always the kid who could name wild birds and plants - the love of the natural world was founded early on, so it feels only natural that now it's not only my source of relaxation, but also my creativity.