Having made fine white bobbin lace in a previous life
coming to the world of colour was quite a shock to the system. But now I love
it - and if it contains lime green and bright pink so much the better! I
started textiles at Jan Tregidgo's class, then did City and Guilds in machine
embroidery and was still with Jan when she retired. I love experimenting with
all the weird and wonderful materials that have become available over the years
and enjoy the stimulation of belonging to such a varied group as Fimbria.
My 'finest hour' was probably when my daughter asked me to make her wedding
outfit, but what stress!
I have been stitching for as long as I can remember – mostly dressmaking. However since studying City and Guilds Patchwork and Quilting 1&2 about 20 years ago I have become more and more interested in the experimental side of textiles. I continue to attend workshops on a variety of techniques and belong to the Quilters Guild and Contemporary Quilt group. Until recently I taught patchwork and quilting in adult education. As a new member of Fimbria I look forward to expanding and sharing my knowledge.
recently completed a foundation degree in Eastleigh in Stitch Textiles, and my
final degree work featured the huge loss of life suffered by
our soldiers in Afghanistan.
I have been working with "Abyss" who are group of mothers
who have sadly all lost a child. I have been lovingly creating works of art
from clothing once worn by those lost children, and the heart image is an
example of one such piece, comprising 400 french knots.
my works are created from beach combing and up cycling, as I do love
to use mixed media in my work. Although my main passion is textiles I have
recently been producing more three dimensional work.