Watching both my parents and family creating everyday essentials, I became interested making things for myself
from a very young age. My love for being creative was encouraged at school and I took my 'A' levels in 'Ceramics'
and 'Home Economics Dress and Fabrics'. Since then I have experienced many crafts including sewing, ceramics, printing and calligraphy, but textiles became more important to me.
"Sewing mends the Soul"
is a good sentiment for me personally, and provides me with the focus and flexibility to create. I love using wools, yarns, fibres, fabrics of all description, and many techniques including hand sewing, machine sewing, weaving, knitting, embroidery etc.
Colour really inspires me, and I often look to the natural world for inspiration-landscapes, gardens, flowers, the colour of trees in Autumn, even the monochromatic sight of a snowy vista become good starting points for my work.
I hope you enjoy the results as much as I have creating them.
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