I began making lace in 1985. Keen to develop my own designs, I embarked on the City and Guilds course, completing Part 1 in 1998, and Part 2 in 2002, and received a medal of excellence for both parts. I joined 98 Lace in 2014. I now enjoy experimenting with various materials and often work with coarse threads on a large scale. This has included a phase of working with ‘thread’ made of plastic bags cut into strips.
I enjoy pushing the boundaries of lacemaking, trying to use the traditional techniques in non-traditional ways. I have been looking at ways to create 3-dimensional lace which has included experimenting with layers of interwoven lace that become 3-dimensional when removed from the pillow.
For ‘Colour Coded’, I incorporated colour into my work having worked in neutral tones for several years, and enjoyed creating non-standard grids for one of my pieces.