“Stretching the boundaries between art and craft”

I love working with a variety of media, but textiles hold the greatest fascination for me.  The immense variety of textures and colours, natural or manmade, provides inspiration for endless ideas. I find working with textiles very relaxing, rewarding and essential to my well-being.

The nature of my art requires me to have a ‘stash’. This consists of an extensive collection of new and pre-used textiles ready to turn into future pictures.

I use a variety of machine and hand embroidery techniques to produce my art which I have studied for several years at City & Guilds level, in the Creative Studies Department at South Nottingham College.

I am lucky to live on the edge of the countryside between Nottingham and Derby. Having woodlands and arable fields on my doorstep and a wide range of birds visiting my garden gives me and continues to provide me with inspiration for new work.