The Textiles are created from a combination of fabrics, mixed media and trimmings collaged together to create a story.
Traditional hand embroidery and related textile techniques are used including hand stitched ‘text’ to form words and phrases.
Ideas for the pictures and fabric postcards are developed through my sketchbooks which are full of observations about the cosmos, landscape, travel, art and everyday life.
Some of the books are displayed to view alongside the textile pieces.
I also enjoy making something new to treasure from older materials and work to commission; making stitched pictures and wallhangings from fabrics collected over the years.
Selected designs from the original hand stitch textiles are available as greetings cards, including my series; ‘Postcards from a Time Traveller’.
Having gained my degree in Embroidered Textiles I now work as an Adult Education Tutor in Derbyshire.
I also exhibit widely, give talks and run Hand Embroidery and Mixed Media Textile adult workshops throughout the country.