What I do
I started learning to sew as a small child. Since then I’ve spent as much time as I can in:
- practising embroidery and stitch
- getting to know about art and design
- learning to draw
- dyeing fabrics and threads
I find all of these activities utterly compelling.
Courses and qualifications
In 2010 I completed the City & Guilds Certificate in Stitched Textiles as a distance-learning student of Stitchbusiness in Durham
In 2013 I completed the City & Guilds Diploma in Stitched Textiles, also as a distance-learning student of Stitchbusiness in Durham
I am currently registered for the Foundation module of the Stitchbusiness Masterclass
I’ve attended courses on natural dyeing and stitch with Claire Wellesley-Smith, and on using colour with Bobbie Britnell and Ruth Issett, and on silk-screen printing with Dionne Swift. In April 2014 I attended a course with Matthew Harris.
I received the Stitchbusiness Student of the Year award in 2013.
Since late 2015 I have been a member of the Prism textiles exhibition group.