Inspired by the natural world, I create original textile art which celebrates the wonders of our environment and highlights their vulnerability. Recent work focuses on wild plants, from the glorious profusion of the machair to the more easily missed beauty of Sphagnum moss.
My speciality is innovative machine embroidery - I enjoy stretching the technique to its limits in pursuit of new visual effects. Dissolvable fabric frees my embroidery from solid backgrounds, offering endless possibilities for contemporary lace-like structures and artifacts made entirely from stitched thread.
As well as wall hung art I make decorative bowls, unusual bookmarks, and brooches – little pieces of wearable textile art.
My work has been exhibited throughout the UK in art shows and contemporary craft galleries, and widely published in print and online.