As an artist I focus on natural materials and work mainly with textiles. I create prints directly from plants using the light of the sun and use wool to created felted designs

Background – I was born into a family who loved working with textiles – fibre is in my blood. My early passion was a fascination with traditional quilting: the use of recycled fabric in scrap quilts, geometric lines that create structure, and layers providing texture. I have always enjoyed experimenting with fabric – layering up, cutting or burning back and manipulating it into interesting forms, embellishing with stitch, paint …….. you get the picture!

Feltmaking – In 2007 I was introduced to the wonders of feltmaking. I attended a felt bag making workshop with some friends and became hooked. I immediately ordered some wool and started experimenting. After a year exploring techniques, attending more workshops and increasing my skills I started teaching feltmaking myself.  I love delivering workshops, supporting individuals to learn techniques, understand the properties and capabilities of this amazing material and to make something unique and beautiful.  I continue to explore and develop techniques myself and am particularly drawn to 3D felting.

Dyeing – I prefer to work with British wool for my own practice, enjoying the wonderful natural colours and textures these wools offer. However, I do love to work with colour, so I taught myself to dye fibres to give myself an extended colour palette.

Into the Blue – Recently I have extended my practice into cyanotype printing, capturing the wonder of nature’s patterns using plants and the sun. Working mainly onto textiles this has taken me back to my roots – I originally trained in photography. 

Sharing and Teaching

"I particularly love helping others to explore the sustainable and transformative properties that make wool such a rich material with which to work. During my workshops you can create something unique and beautiful to take home whilst learning techniques and having a fun day out."

See my work at

Spencer House Gallery 34 Long Street, Tetbury, GL8 8AQ www.spencerhousegallery.co.uk

Ace Arts The Old Town Hall, Market Place, Somerton Somerset TA11 7NB www.acearts.co.uk

A sunny day in Glastonbury