I am a textile artist specialising in contemporary
hand-stitched artwork. My work takes inspiration from both urban and natural environments, currently from the beautiful North Norfolk coastline where I live.
I use the complex layering of fabrics, texture, pattern and stitch to create intricate and unique pieces, and where possible include recycled materials and found objects. I explore the way that threads and fabrics can be manipulated and transformed, reflecting my love of the physical act of making.
I also create individual and unique bespoke headwear. Using tweed, silk, velvet and feathers I make bespoke hats and fascinators for all occasions.
As a qualified teacher I have many years of experience teaching in primary, secondary, further education and private group workshops. I have created conceptual clothing that has been exhibited in Britain and America, and have worked with a number of theatre companies, making giant puppets and props for the Edinburgh festival and local stage productions.