My practice has been based in Whitehouse Farm for over 40 years which sounds like a long time.
Over the years it’s changed from exhibition work to working to commission, something which is challenging and interesting (but not always easy) to create a response for a particular client. Sometimes it’s a fabulous experiment which grows my practice – like using gold thread embroidery on silk or dissolvable fabric. Other projects need specific research – like ecclesiastical vestments which require a sense of theatre and a spiritual message using seasonal colours and functionality – which also grows my practice.
This year my work is all commissioned and preparing for The Knitting and Stitching Shows in Alexandra Palace and Harrogate this autumn.
Embroidery is the stuff of detail and texture, surfaces and stitches, fabrics and threads, research and inspiration.