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Originally from Swansea, I Studied a BSc Hons in Textile Design at Huddersfield University, specialising in woven design. I have exhibited work across the UK and abroad.

I am available for demonstrations and talks. I am also available for individual tutoring in a variety of textile-related techniques. Please contact me for further information.

 

 

 

Inspiration
My background in textile design and the watercolour illustrations I produce in my sketchbooks are the inspiration for creating the embroideries. I am fascinated by old houses, churches and nature; these are the themes that often appear in my work.

 

Technique

The artwork is painted using procion dyes mixed with a thickening agent, although sometimes I use diluted dye or watercolour. The choice of materials I use depends on the subject I am painting.

 

Once the artwork is painted, it is then embroidered with the sewing machine. Details are drawn straight onto the fabric with the thread; there aren't any drawn outlines to follow.

 

Commissions

If you would like to commission an embroidery for a special occasion, please contact me with the details. Names and dates can be embroidered on to the work. I have been commissioned for pet portraits, churches and portraits.

 

Public Commissions
  • 2020   ·   #CreativeConnections. A digitally interactive textile artwork in response to the positive community support during lockdown. Funded by Severn Arts & Worcestershire County Council.
  • 2020   ·   Embroidered artwork for the 'Art in the Garden' project funded by the Shakespeare's Birthplace Trust.
  • 2018 - 2019   ·   7.5 m x 3.5 m hand-painted silk backdrop for McCarthy-Felton School of Irish Dance.
  • 2016   ·   Wall-hanging to support the launch of the book 'How the Pershore Plum won the Great War' by Professor Maggie Andrews and Jenny Waugh.
  • 2016   ·   Wall-hanging celebrating the centenary of World War 1 for Bishampton History Society. On permanent display in St James' Church, Bishampton.
  • 2016   ·   Exhibited with the Embroiderer's Guild at Charlecote Manor, Warwickshire.