I am a mixed-media textile artist who has been designing and creating individual handmade pieces and wearable art for many years.
I love to concentrate on textures, layering of fabrics, adding surface stitching, embellishing with found objects, drawing and shading with silks with various sewing and mixed media techniques thrown in for good measure.
I love to tell a story in each and every piece I design and make, using the cloth as my foundation. I leave the threads to tell the rest of the tale…
I am surrounded by inspiration every day. I love capturing the beauty in the ordinary snippets of life through my photography, poetry and sketching which have a huge influence on my textile work.
Mother Nature is always on hand, waiting in the wings, to offer me some gentle delights for a design…. colour combinations, patterns and shapes all help to add a rich depth of flavour to my work.
I am especially inspired by the wild beauty of the Cambridgeshire Fens; the flora and fauna, the rich tapestry of the Fenland heritage and the sense of belonging to such an ancient landscape.
I am also inspired by language; beautiful sayings, phrases, poetry and old ‘lost words’