My work is a result of a life long love of textile art, I worked for a time as an art teacher and after completing City and Guilds creative textiles became a lecturer for the NEC creative textiles.
I have been creating textile for 30 years, gaining many awards in the U.K. and Europe, teaching in the U.K. , Europe, Moscow, Hong Kong and Israel and judging at national exhibitions in the U.K.
As a child my interest in sewing was nurtured by my mother, as so many of my generation.
I teach all forms of patchwork, appliqué and quilting
My work is inspired by the wonder of nature which I record on natural fabric, as a result, my recent work involves the use of natural dye and contact printing with plant material to create muted effects
I create one-off quilts and as I work with natural colours they have a similarity..
My process of unlocking pigment and tannins , resists and modifiers in the botanical materials and combining this with a more contemporary approach fuel my passion.
In the past 5 yearsI have been curating an International exhibiting textile art group ‘ Crossing Oceans’ which has traveled to Russia , Canada, Taiwan, throughout Europe and the U.K.