I began sewing in my teens, preferring my choice of fabric for clothes to that available in the shops!
Patchwork, quilting, crochet and knitting sustained my creativity during my years of employment and bringing up a family but on retirement I have found new and exciting techniques. These give me the possibility of producing my own resources and allowing greater expression in fabric and mixed media.
I take inspiration from the ever-changing Cotswold landscape of my home. My pieces flow from collecting resources with colour and texture suggested by the overall idea of the intended outcome, embroidery and embellishment completing the design. I work mainly with hand embroidery but employ machine stitching and embellishing on occasion.
I am a member of Cotswold Embroidery Guild.
I currently have work on display at Beckford Silk Mill and have exhibited in a number of exhibitions in the area.