Lacemaking for me began over 35 years ago when I had the luxury of a week-long bobbin lace-making course at an adult education residential centre and was hooked from the first stitch. I started with Bedfordshire lace, then learnt a variety of other bobbin laces and needle lace
My particular interests lie in using unusual grids and stitch combinations. I work with several colours when it is appropriate but am equally happy working with just one colour and using pattern and texture to provide interest.
I took the City and Guilds Lacemaking Part I and this gave me opportunities to experiment with thread and design. 98 Lace has encouraged me to continue exploring the use of lace-making techniques and finding suitable yarns. I enjoy designing my own pieces using a range of techniques and materials, sometimes incorporating other media to achieve the desired effect.
My starting point is often a photograph from which I extract lines and shapes and then investigate with threads and stitches. My current work is based on tree bark.