Colour composition interaction and perception are key themes in my practice, explored for the most part using spun silk. Past research has investigated colour using light, engineered and projected strategically onto woven textiles in slow time-based installations that sought to trick the eye and brain using effects of simultaneous contrast. More recently these experiments have evolved into diptych and triptych compositions and woven accessories, all developed on a computer controlled dobby loom. Last year however, I was awarded a Professional Development Bursary from the Textile Society http://www.textilesociety.org.uk/awards . My proposal involves working with a jacquard sample loom to experiment and develop images using drawings and paintings that are another important aspect of my practice – colour will be part of the research .