This blog is about my passion for textiles. My own work and that of others will be shown as well. I was involved in education for many years, and started free lancing in 1997. There is a world outside lecturing as I discovered! I also curate exhibitions and have a strong interest in Art in the Healthcare environment.
I make machine embroidered textiles for public and private venues. I stitch directly onto painters canvas with a range of rayon, cotton, woollen and metallic threads. Continual packed lines of stitches causes undulations in the base fabric which I leave in and work with as part of the creative process. Work has been purchased for public and corporate collections and by many private clients worldwide
I have exhibited and taught throughout the UK, in the USA, New Zealand, in France and Portugal. My work has featured in many publications.
You can see a full CV and gallery on my website which has regular updates regarding exhibitions and other work
Some Recent Exhibitions and Galleries
You can always view and buy work from Primavera Gallery, Cambridge UK
2018/17 Page 13, touring exhibition with the Embroiderers Guild
2017 Landlines-Bodylines joint exhibition with Albert Naylor, Oxmarket Centre of Arts Chichester, Sept-Oct, also at the Oxmarket, Transience, Aug, with Artel Contemporary Art.
2016 Art in Action, Waterperry
2016 Capability Brown touring exhibition with the Embroiderers Guild
2015 Golden Hare Gallery, Ampthill, Beds.
2015 Art in Action, Waterperry. Oxfordshire
2015 Artexpo Milan, presented by Artmeet gallery
2015 Designer Crafts at the Mall, Mall Galleries, London
2014 Sewing the Land one person show, Old Chapel Textiles Gallery, Greenham, Newbury
2014 Art in Action, Waterperry, Oxon
2014 Designer Crafts at the Mall Mall Galleries, London
2013 Contemporary Textiles New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham
2013 Knitting and Stitching Show, Alexandra Palace London
2013 Designer Crafts at the Mall Mall Galleries, London
2012/11 Contemporary Textiles New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham
2011 SOFA Santa Fe and Chicago with Zest Gallery
2011/99 Designer Crafts Mall Galleries, London
2010 Galerie 49, Saumur, Loire, France
2010 Landscape Pfaff touring exhibition, UK France, Holland, Belgium