About me

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.

Award

I received the Stitchbusiness Student of the Year award in 2013.

Prism

In 2015 I was accepted as a member of the Prism textiles exhibition group. I resigned from Prism in 2018, having exhibited work with them on three or four occasions. I felt honoured to be part of this group but left when I moved to Northumberland.

Edge Textile Artists Scotland

In 2018 I was accepted as a member of Edge Textile Artists Scotland.