Retirement from a career spanning over 35 years in the Health Service has given me space and time to re-engage with my love of textiles and textile art.
National and local tutors have inspired my studies with the Open College of the Arts and City and Guild certification in textiles and embroidery. On line courses have helped my creativity, experimentation and explorations.
I enjoy learning, developing and sharing skills, experimenting with different and new techniques and materials, and interpreting what I see and feel around me in my art. A week never passes without learning something new.
I am currently chairman (chairman’s blog )of the “76 Textile Group”, the Norwich Branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild, the home of stitch and textile art (Embroiderers’ Guild), a member of “TOPstitch”, an exhibition group (Topstitch) whose aim is to raise public awareness of embroidery and textile work as an acknowledged and respected art form and of “Threadheads” a small group of experimental textile artists.
I’ve been very lucky to have had inspirational teachers and supervisors of my textile work. In turn, I’m always pleased to share skills, please visit “teaching” tab.