I have been making lace since the 1990s. I went along to a class with a friend who wanted to use her grandmother’s bobbins and immediately fell in love with the art of lace making. It gave me scope to carry my design background into a creative arena. I like to design free-standing modern designs which sometimes need wires or Perspex rods to achieve my vision. I love the way threads and wires take on a life of their own and the movement that can be achieved in a piece due to the manipulation of lace stitches.
‘Memorial’ (below) was designed for Bowes Museum, and lamented the passing of lace used in fashion in history. ‘Arches’, my most recent piece, is in the exhibition at Mount Grace Priory, and was designed after seeing pictures of the ruins.
I have also exhibited in various National Trust Properties.