Since childhood, I’ve loved textiles and the particular emotional appeal of quilts, embodying as they do warmth, love and security.
For most of my adult life, I have worked as a photographer but since the arrival of our three children in swift succession, life has been centred on home and our surrounding environment. It is from the numerous walks across the fields to school and back that much inspiration has come, especially for my wildlife themes of hares, foxes, bats and birds.
Combined with trips to the nearby North Yorkshire coast ~ favourite time, out of season ~ boats, whales and other seaside themes swim through my work.
All in soft, muted fabrics, these pieces have been the focus of workshops held at various local village halls.
Teaching has provided another dimension of pleasure from quilting, it’s amazing to see other people take my designs and create their own pieces, enabling them to grow in confidence and really enjoy sewing. The sense of wellbeing from working in a group cannot be over-estimated.
Sewing mends the soul.