Kate has an established career in embroidery and has a lovely studio with height and good light attached to a 17thC farmhouse home overlooking the stunning Rivelin Valley. Drawing is always the first practice which develops via collage and free experiments into textiles and embroidery in particular. The Singer Industrial ‘Irish’ machine is a favourite tool for free-machine embroidery as it has a gentle or furious pace and a variable width swing-stitch.
The inner quiet that comes from focused attention is the common denominator across paperwork and design, sampling for contemporary gold lace, landscape explorations and new developments for church vestment commissions. The variety is enjoyable and inspiring as it allows in-depth study and insights to work together.
Materials may be silk, wool, linen and cotton with metallic threads and every kind of sewing thread.
It’s a way of life that is seriously delightful.