One-off embroideries, feltmaking and extreme knitting.

Workshops for children or adults.

Commissions taken.

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I have been stitching since I was eight, I started with small simple kits and gradually taught myself other techniques and skills. Having trained as a primary schoolteacher, I taught for 10 years, but due to illness, left teaching and went to complete my Certificate from the Royal School of Needlework. I worked for Heritage Stitchcraft and ran Zweigart’s UK distribution for 3 years. Since 2003 I have built up my business as a textile designer and tutor, focusing on traditional textiles, embroidery, felt making, and Iron Age textiles. I am a complete thread junkie, I love all threads, wools, silks, everything. The colours and texture pull me in. As a result I don’t like to constrain myself to using one style or technique, I like to use what inspires me, and what I want to do at that time. My biggest inspiration is nature, I love watching the seasons change, again it is colours and textures. The dogs and I walk every day through woods or over mountains and there is always something that gets my creativity ticking. I am lucky to have two bases to work from, one in Mid Wales, the other near Cannock Chase, both provide me with lots of inspiration