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!

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 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 of various media who exhibit 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

2018 Interwoven with Fabricate, Florence Arts Centre, Egremont

2018 Meanders Exhibition In Windows, Cockermouth

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


2017 Cumbrian Artist of the Year Exhibition Rheged, Penrith

2011-2018 Take Six Annual Pop Up Gallery 'Make Christmas Easy'

2011 - 2017 C-art Open Studios2017 Featured in Cumbria Life

2017 Article written and published in Be Creative Magazine: 'The Art of Free Embellishing'

2014 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