My career in stitched textiles began in 1972. I discovered the possibilities of using a sewing machine as a drawing tool and the amazing range of effects that can be created, particularly in conjunction with other textile processes such as dyeing and printing. Fabric can also be manipulated by the sewing machine to create wonderful textures, colour combinations and can be used to construct a wide range of items from wall hung pieces to functional pieces for the home and as fashion.
I have explored all the above over the past 45 years and my work continues to change and grow. My inspiration is the land and sea which I observe and record on paper prior to development in fabric and thread. Colour is the key whether subtle or strong, delicate or rich, it is where my compositions come to life and I feel the satisfaction in the work.