As an emerging artist, Anne Jillett's work responds to the unique global positioning of the Far North Queensland region. Influenced by the weaving techniques of Northern Australia and the Pacific region, Jillett’s work incorporates natural materials alongside thigh-spun yarn and recycled fabrics. Combining coiled basketry construction with textile techniques, her works are an exploration of color and form. Jillett credits Maryanne Tokome for her knowledge in Bilum making which has strongly influenced the development of the weaving technique.
"This series of baskets represent a new direction in technique whereby loose materials such as hay and coir are 'cobbled' together using cotton string, hemp twine, or waxed linen thread with random stitches. Incorporated into these baskets are finds from the high tide line on local beaches such as driftwood and beach stones." - Anne Jillett