A childhood filled with embroidery, patchwork and knitting, led me to a degree in textiles at Edinburgh College of Art.

It was in Edinburgh I developed my passion for haberdashery. But my early work was published as stationery ranges, cards and gift wraps for Paperchase, WHSmith and Paper D'Art. Since returning home to the Eden Valley in Cumbria I then began to enjoy the freedom of creating individual pieces.

Hand stitching is a major part of my work I find the process absorbing and I love the lines it creates. All my work is on paper and along with the stitching, involves collage, recycling, paint, buttons, sequins and sparkle My main inspiration is the routine of my everyday life, feeding the chickens, walking the dog, doing the washing, etc and the beautiful area in which I live.

I enjoy developing and running workshops, sharing my skills and knowledge, to develop those skills in others. At the end of a workshop the participants have an item that is unique to them.

C Art


I have been getting ready for C Art. ...more



Alice in Wonderland ...more

Busy, busy, busy


Just 4 days until Art in the Pen in Skipton Auction Mart (15 & 16 August 2015) ...more

No it is not an April Fool I really am starting a blog (and website)


I have finally made it into the 21st century. Admittedly with a little kicking and screaming, but who can argue with a bossy older sister (some things never change!) ...more