I have always had a passion for textiles. When my children were young I earned a living designing and making knitwear, and was quite successful - even exporting my work. My passion was reignited after exploring countries in South America. I was thrilled by the colours and textures of the local garments.
On returning to the UK I decided to learn more about textiles and their use and went on to study fashion and design at Bath College. I then had a dream - getting a narrow boat and travelling the UK’s waterways. I planned to fund myself by running workshops on the boat to show people how to reuse and recycle textiles to produce new objects. While I did get my boat and travel for a few years I was overtaken by events ( two bouts of pneumonia!!). I had to return to land and settled in Watlington.
This has given me the opportunity to experiment with new ways of working with colours and textiles using recycled fabrics. I now produce pictures and soft furnishings from fabrics and garments gathered from charity shops and any other source that I can find. Each piece is inspired by the materials that I have gathered or a story that I want to tell.
As well as producing individual works I also undertake commissions.