About The Artist

After achieving a BA (Hons) Degree (first) in Fashion Textiles from Middlesex Polytechnic I worked as a freelance designer. I later trained as a teacher and have worked in all levels of education, specialising in textiles.  

 

In 2004 I completed an MA in Textile Culture at Norwich School of Art & Design.  I currently combine teaching with the development of my own practice.

In 2019 I was one of 26 selected designer makers who completed the prestigious Crafts Council Hothouse programme.

I am a Full Member of the Society of Designer Craftsmen and a member of the Sussex Guild.

 

I exhibit at a number of shows each year and offer bespoke talks and workshops in stitched textiles to groups and guilds.

About My Work

My use of embroidery has developed gradually over a period of years.  I aim to exploit the restrictions of free embroidery to create contemporary one-off images. I use the economy of continuous line drawing and combine it with flat areas of patterned fabric to create a stylised image.

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