about me

...and all things textile keeps me exploring new ways in which stitch can become image, texture, and form. I love the versatility of free machine embroidery, perhaps using thread with a soluble media or in innovative ways with recycled fabrics, always with the desire to create texture.

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 also 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.

Qualifications: BA Contemporary Applied Arts (University of Cumbria), Open College of Arts Textiles I

Photographs on this page ©Sharon Martin