I am a textile artist and tutor. I live and work in East Sussex, half-way between the heathland and gorse of the Ashdown Forest and the wind-swept hills of the South Downs with their views to the sea.
I am inspired by colour and spaces, pattern and intricate detail. I love the lines of fields and hillsides, the expanse of wild landscapes and seascapes, the greens and blues of the sea, the details of leaves and shells, and the pattern of tree branches against the sky. I am fascinated by the intricate mathematical patterns and spirals found in nature, from seashells and fern shoots to pine cones and seed heads, and I am constantly drawn to ancient visual forms such as celtic knots, rock paintings and viking runes.
I like to use my sewing machine to create my work, but I also enjoy making felt by hand. I love challenging myself to create 3D structures and incorporate unusual materials. I am thrifty with my resources and often use recycled fabrics, papers and salvaged beads in my work.
I teach machine embroidery classes at Fairwarp Village Hall, near Uckfield, East Sussex and to other groups and guilds .