How important are materials and which do you prefer?

Each mask is a sketch, I construct and deconstruct the same masks endlessly exploring the properties of different yarns and pushing the materials. Working intuitively I let the materials lead, no design or drawings in advance. I think with my hands. My studio is full of different yarns, I don’t over think what materials I will use ultimately it is the form that I am striving for, and it is this aspect of the process that excites me. I go by eye when choosing yarns sometimes it works and even when a mask doesn’t work out I have usually learned what not to do next time.

From an interview in RedMilk with the artist behind @Threadstories.