Starting, like many do, I made and taught traditional bobbin and needlelace for many years before embarking on a City and Guilds course when I discovered the delights of colour and texture. I now enjoy taking what is usually perceived as a flat textile into free standing 3-dimensional objects. When the shapes I am working become more complex, using wire within the construction is invaluable. Although my aim is to move lacemaking into more of an ‘Art Form’ I do like it to contain some recognisable technique.
I really value the support being part of a group gives and also the challenges of exhibiting to a given theme.
‘Meditation’ was made for the Gateways exhibition. ‘From Monks to Morris’, my most recent work, was made for Colour Coded at Mount Grace Priory, its inspiration being pottery used by the monks, and the William Morris wallpaper in the dining room.