About

Free machine embroidered lace

I am an experienced textile artist, author and qualified teacher.
I share my passion, knowledge and experience for textiles through exhibiting, curating, working to commission, teaching, giving talks and demonstrations, consultation work and publishing.
I have an MA Visual Arts (Tapestry and Textile Arts) from West Dean College, Chichester. I also have the MA(Ed) Language, The Arts and Education from University of Sussex, in which the focus was on facilitating a cross-curricular approach to creative learning. I have studied Beauty Therapy at the London College of Fashion and a degree in Fashion and Textiles in Bath. My current work brings together my interests in colour and identity.

I have taught Textiles in schools. I am able to teach a wide range of textile techniques using an inspiring array of materials including tapestry weaving, embroidery and felting.

My book ‘Start to Embroider’  is published by Search Press as an inspiration to get everyone stitching. The book has also been republished as ‘Start to Stitch’, it combines 4 books from the ‘Start to’ series.

Since leaving West Dean College I have worked with the National Trust at Montague House, Somerset and Knole, Kent to demonstrate tapestry and talk about the tapestries’ in their collections.

I am a member of the Embroiderers Guild. I was Chairman of the Young Embroiderers; this is the children’s part of the Embroiderers Guild. I am a member of the British Tapestry Group.
The courses I run  in St Leonard’s on Sea have small numbers so I am able to give lots of individual help and to create bespoke classes to fit to what the students want to learn. I have also worked as an artist in residence in several schools as well as teaching museums and art galleries.  have developed educational resources for the National trust and Weaversbazaar.

Since 2015 I have been a trustee for Hastings Arts Forum in St Leonard’s on Sea where I develop events to engage the public in art and curating exhibitions.

I sell and exhibit my textiles and work to commission.

 

 

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