I have always loved fabric, colour and texture. In my work I celebrate all of these by creating beautiful individual artwork using recycled and sustainable materials. Each item, whether wearable or decorative art, is unique and unrepeatable. My work encompasses many textile techniques including feltmaking, stitch, embroidery, dressmaking, rughooking and mixed media, and I take great pleasure in giving a new life to something that has been discarded. Feltmaking is a fascinating process, even after nearly 20 years I feel that I have only just scratched the surface of this wonderful ancient craft.
I draw inspiration from the natural world, gardens, hedgerows, the beach and the sea, birds, my travels and from the actual qualities of the materials that I am working with, which can sometimes inspire and inform a complete project.