about me

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

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 exciting surfaces for stitching!

I am a member of Fabricate, The Textiles Group From the Northern Fells, based at Florence Arts Centre, Egremont. I am also part of Take Six which is a group of 6 artists who exhibit our work of various media annually.

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 (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)

Exhibitions etc

2020 Contemporary Cloth at EVAN Gallery, Penrith

2019 Sewing The Seeds exhibition with Fabricate, Florence Arts Centre, Egremont  and The Gather, Ennerdale

2018 Interwoven exhibition with Fabricate, Florence Arts Centre, Egremont

2018 Meanders Exhibition In Windows, Cockermouth

2017 Diversity of Threads exhibition with Fabricate, Florence Arts Centre, Egremont

2017 Featured Artist in Cumbria Life Magazine

2011-2019 Take Six Annual Pop Up Gallery 'Make Christmas Easy'




2011 - 2017 C-art Open Studios

2014 Costume and Textile Association Silver Threads Exhibition, Norwich

2014 Kirkgate Arts Exhibiton, Cockermouth