I play with ideas from my imagination or life experience...sometimes my work is led simply by the threads and fabrics I use or the challenges and possibilities of stitch, and by the process of creating. My embellisher is a joy as it enables me to layer fabrics and make exiting surfaces for stitching!
My work has been always been varied, but my journey is all about exploring and expressing the world I find through my textile pieces. I run various textile and machine embroidery workshops where I enjoy sharing my passion with other people, helping them to explore their own creativity.
BA (Hons) Contemporary Applied Arts, University of Cumbria
BTEC General Art and Design, West Lakes College (Grade A)
Textiles I Open College of the Arts (Grade A)
Diversity of Threads, Florence Arts Centre, Egremont
2017 Cumbrian Artist of the Year Exhibition Rheged, Penrith
2011-2017 Take Six exhibition 'Make Christmas Easy'
2011 - 2017 C-art Open Studios
2017 Featured in Cumbria Life
2017 Article written and published in Be Creative Magazine: 'The Art of Free Embellishing'
Costume and Textile Association Silver Threads Exhibition, Norwich
2014 Kirkgate Arts Exhibiton, Cockermouth
2013 Upfront Gallery Open Exhibition
2012 C-art Exhibition Shop Tullie House
2011 - 2014 Woolfest Stallholder