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 enjoy teaching. 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.
I am currently chairman of the “76 Textile Group”, the Norwich Branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild (branch website), the Embroiderers’ Guild is the home of stitch and textile art (Embroiderers’ Guild website), a member of “TOPstitch”, an exhibition group (Topstitch website) 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 (Threadheads website).