What's your proudest achievement? Re-inventing myself as a textile designer after surviving cancer.
Who inspires you? Mum, Matisse and Miyake.
What are you passionate about? India, indigo, books, gardening, art, textiles, ceramics, Japanese food and a good laugh.
What's the best lesson you've learnt? Pick yourself up, brush yourself down, and start all over again.
Which person, living or dead, would you most like to meet? Intrepid explorers Jane Digby and Gertrude Bell.
What are you excited about? My next great surf.
What's next? To make more handmade, handcrafted clothes and textiles.