Sewing has always been a big part of my life. This page gives some background about my history and development into Textile Art. The site displays most of my work as a textile artist.
I have sewed for much of my life making everything from clothes to dolls to soft furnishings and patchwork quilts. As a young girl I started making dolls clothes with the help of my grandmother, and later progressed onto making clothes for myself and for friends. While still at school my mother and I made several patchwork quilts which were raffled for charity, these were all stitched by hand. I then moved on to soft toys and nursery accessories, and later on to soft furnishings.

In 2003 I joined a local patchwork group and found a new passion. On moving to France later that year I decided to take a City and Guilds Patchwork and Quilting course where Janice Gunner was the tutor. I completed both the Certificate and Diploma parts over the next five years. With my long and varied sewing experience, coupled with the knowledge gained on the C&G course and Janice Gunners inspiration, I moved on to Textile Art. Textile art has brought together many of the skills I have previously gained and enabled me to pursue other interests such as dyeing and embellishing. I have experimented extensively with natural dyes and I now make my own using black walnuts, onion skins, comfrey and many other natural materials to create my own unique fabrics that are used in my textile art.
Janice Gunner has been a great influence and I very much admire her work. I also admire very much the work of Diana Harrison and Grietje van der Veen amongst many others.

I live in a watermill in Normandy France and most of my inspiration comes from the area surrounding my home. The trees, shrubs and wild flowers in particular. The mill also lends itself to inspiration with the many pieces of equipment and different size wheels, axles and pulleys.

I live only a short drive to the beautiful coast of Basse Normandy and the Bay of Mont St Michel, an almost infinite amount of inspiration on my doorstep.