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My home and studio is situated in the depths of the South Norfolk countryside.
Inspiration comes from surroundings at home and away, historical artefacts, visits to museums and galleries, scientific discoveries & adventures. I use my sketch books to develop ideas and inspire work. For many years I have worked solely with textiles, combining hand stitch with felting, machine embroidery and mixed media using traditional and new techniques.
I have experimented with weaving backgrounds for stitch and now am doing the same with painted backgrounds
I studied “Textiles” with the Open College of the Arts and “Embroidery” with City & Guilds. I have exhibited independently, with the Embroiderers’ Guild and with TOPstitch.
I have dabbled with watercolour painting but now am experimenting with acrylic painted backgrounds for stitch.
I am keen textile sketchbook creator and explorer.