As a young textile student I found a small fragment of an old wool fabric, which looked like a twill, but the warp seemed to be going under one over one weft. Later a master weaver told me that it was, indeed, a plain weave, but made with over-twisted yarn, which gave it a twill-like structure.
The idea never left me. While developing my designs, I worked as a teacher specializing in hand weaving, textile history and historical textile techniques, which gave me an insight into the methods I use today. In early 2000 I was ready to start my own studio.