I've always been inspired by my surroundings. As I narrow my focus in craft and research to the specificity of regionally-derived botanical colours, exploration via plant-dyes propels my creativity. In travelling to Scandinavia with the OAC and CCA residency grants in 2018 and 2019, I’ve reconnected with my weaving practice, revived my knowledge of plant-dyes, and reminded myself where my passion truly lies. Reconnecting with this passion has guided my work since, and continues to fuel my practice moving forward. Now, I research botanical textile colours from plants while exploring various regions and inviting others into my practice.