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Being originally from England, tea drinking is all important. The teacups we use, the history and memory that they hold connect me to the people and places that I love. Birds have always captured my imagination with their colourful plumage, habitats and rituals. They become playful characters connected to and intertwined with the places I travel.

My process starts by drawing, observing and collecting ideas in sketchbooks. The textile medium is where I feel most creative, playing with the joyful colours that enable me to express what I see and imagine.
Onto a layered textile ground of silks or plain linen, I use the domestic sewing machine as a drawing tool, stitching freely, building up with thread the colourful images, patterns and textures that communicate my textile narrative.

I am an artist, designer and educator trained at Glasgow School of Art in Scotland. To see and learn more about my work please visit
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