As a graphic designer and part of The Quilter editorial team, I constantly work with shape, tone and colour. Although book design can be a little constraining at times, I find fabric gives my creativity free rein.
I love colour and texture and collect photos of patterns in nature to use in my work. They are a constant source of inspiration.
I am a member of the textile artist group 'By Design', with whom I regularly exhibit. We have shown at The Festival of Quilts, The Knitting and Stitching Show, Loch Lomond and Sainte Marie aux Mines in France.
Also, as a member of Sarum Quilters, I have designed three sets of quilts for various parts of Salisbury District Hospital. Several have been commissioned by the genetics department and feature the latest DNA fluorescent imaging techniques as inspiration.
My commissioned work is in several private and corporate collections. The photo below shows a piece which won a Judge's Choice award at the Festival of Quilts 2008.
I lecture, demonstrate and run workshops, sharing my innovative techniques. If you or your group would be interested in booking a lecture or workshop, just give me a call or send an email.
This is 'Lotus', the wall hanging made for Beatrice Von Tresckow which won a Judge's Choice at The Festival of Quilts 2008
This is me at the Festival of Quilts in August 2012 in front of my quilt, Morrocan inspirations