I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t interested in textiles. Both my grandmother and mother stitched, both for practical purposes and for pleasure. I was encouraged to do the same….they needed someone to take over their stash of threads and fabric, and I’m still working my way through it!
My favourite technique is the one I’m working with at the time. I enjoy knitting, sewing by hand and by machine, wet and dry felting, weaving, patchwork and occasionally dressmaking. I’m inspired by natural forms and historical ornament, as you can see from my gallery.
I enjoy Ribble Creative Stitchers workshops, which introduce me to new techniques and ideas. I like the company and am interested to see how other people interpret an idea.