Sew exciting!

This blog is about my work and the textile artwork and projects I will be working on. I am a textile artist and illustrator; I create free-motion embroidered artwork using a domestic sewing machine.

A bit about me…

I studied a BSc Hons in Textile Design at Huddersfield University and specialized in Woven Design. When I left university I became self-employed for several years and designed, wove and sold my fabrics. Later, I began a career in Further Education, teaching art and textiles, whilst still creating my own work.

I love exploring new textile techniques and ideas, and in 2018 I began to embroider my watercolour studies onto fabric. I decided to leave teaching after nearly twenty years to focus on creating and selling my textile art.

What do I create?

As I mentioned, my work is free-motion embroidered (there’s a definition of the technique in the next post). The illustrations are of architecture, landscapes and portraits of animals and people. I really like illustrating old buildings and have created a few pieces of Churches in and near my village of Bishampton in Worcestershire. I love working on commissioned pieces.

I still weave and enjoy working on my tapestry loom.

Did I mention workshops?

I haven’t entirely left my teaching behind. I still run workshops in printmaking, embroidery, felt-making, and more recently, tapestry. Information about the latest workshops will be posted on the latest blog and listed on my website.

If you want to know more, please visit regularly to read more posts.

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