I create mainly wall pieces using a variety of techniques. I work with stitch and mixed media using a combination of fabric, paint, paper, wax, wood, found objects – whatever calls out to me for each individual piece. I love using materials and objects with a history as I believe that this brings an extra dimension to the piece.
I choose materials for the stories that they can tell – old letters, vintage fabrics, photographs and personal objects for example. I often build my pieces in layers - reflecting how our lives are a series of layers with everything that has gone before affecting everything that happens after. I like to think that I am “stitching stories” where each final piece has several layers of meaning.
My inspiration comes from the everyday - everyday people and everyday things - often reflecting life in the home.
As well as running Textile Workshops & Classes from my own studio in Roslin, near Edinburgh, I am a freelance group facilitator working creatively with community groups across Midlothian.
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