Melanie started her weaving life working primarily in natural fibres – silk, wool, mohair, cotton and linen – but now enjoys playing with the newer materials available to her. She incorporates tencel, rayon chenille and novelty knitting yarns in her creations and like to embellish them with beads and sequins for fun and sparkle.
She produces mainly decorative accessories for the body, but balances this with cozy throws and blankets for home and equine use.
She relies on her sense and appreciation of colour and texture to give each work a personality of its own. She also enjoys experimenting with some whimsical mixed media pieces when she has time to get away from the loom and walk on her forest trails for inspiration and gathering materials.