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I have always been interested in textiles, having been brought up in a home of “make do and mend”.
In 2006 I had the chance to attend a 3 year millinery course at Fareham College. This encompassed many textile techniques. I have been exploring the technique of felting and I have joined the International Feltmakers Association.
I love the way in which fibres can be manipulated to make durable material to sculpt or wear.
In 2018 I took part in a local exhibition called “100 years of Women” celebrating the Suffragette movement.
In both 2017 and 2019 I spent some time in Shetland. The first visit was to take part in a felting retreat with Canadian textile artist Fiona Duthie. On the second visit I had the opportunity to felt in the “booth” at Scalloway. A memorable and magical experience, a chance to soak up the unique environment of these beautiful islands.
I have always lived by the sea. This has inspired me to start making small items using sea glass and pottery fragments collected from beaches around the UK. I am always wondering about their origins and their journey.