About Me

I create both tapestry weavings and (often quilted) fabric collages. I also seek to combine my interest in textiles with others in bookbinding and metal. I enjoy experimenting with colour and texture, and textiles are an ideal medium for this. I find real opportunities in combining different media, such as the contrast of hard cold metal with soft threads and fabric or incorporating found objects (from skips, beaches, walking etc). There are special challenges in combining different disciplines .

 

I take inspiration from both geometric forms with their inherent symmetry, and also from the more irregular shapes, textures and colours of the environment around us.

 

My work with textiles and threads is a million miles (or stitches and wefts) from my previous work in industry and as an accountant. It has opened my eyes and mind to the world around us, and I am now aware of, and see, both details and bigger pictures.

 

I have significant experience in planning, organising and hanging textile and other exhibitions

Exhibitions

  • Open Studios, Burgess Hill 2003 – 2013

  • Ditchling Handworkers Guild 2007 - 2012

  • Morley Gallery, London 2005, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2017

  • Festival of Quilts, Birmingham

       2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019

  • Tapestry 08, Halifax

  • Weaving Within, Stirling 2009

  • Journeys: 40 years through time and Place, Chequer Mead 2011

  • Woven Threads, Twickenham 2011

  • BTG SE: Identity, Angmering 2012

                      Weather Whether, Angmering 2014

                      Symbiosis, Angmering 2016

                      Inner Sounds, Haslemere Museum 2018

  • Fibermen 2 & 3, Kherson, Ukraine 2011, 2013

  • Tapestry Mischief, Dumfries 2013

  • Man Made, Loch Lomond Quilt Show, 2013

  • Morley Makers, Hertford 2013

  • Solo exhibition, Loch Lomond Quilt Show 2014

  • Petersfield Arts & Crafts Society 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

  • Rhythm of the Weave, Stables Gallery 2018/19