I have been a maker since learning to knit aged six. Creating tangible and largely useful work has been important to me.
After a decade of making traditional patchwork quilts I found a new direction in 2010 when i immersed myself in mixed media courses and workshops. I painted fabric, stitched paper and melted plastics.
I learnt to create my own fabrics with dye, print and batik leading to a different way of working – free, expressive and experimental. Working in series, I concentrate on a theme or technique to see how far I can take it. This has included monochromatic work, digital imagery, painted fabric and text. I made several bodies of work, textile wall hangings on themes as diverse as poppies, concrete brutalism and Virgil’s Georgics, all of which have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions.