I am a textile artist living and working in Manchester where I studied embroidery at university. In my studio based work I explore a range of hand and machine embroidery techniques, I also teach textiles at Salford City College.
My current work involves an eclectic mix of found and made treasures brought together in small intricate compositions. Each element carefully placed, creating relationships through colour, shape and textures.
References to possible narratives come into play via natural forms, such as flower heads, birds and hearts, depicted using crochet, tatting and hand stitch techniques and deployed on a tiny scale embedded within a framework of wire or wood, creating a formal and confined layout.
Commissioning a piece of work is really exciting – it is a chance to have something made especially for you and an opportunity to really engage in the creative process.
Perhaps you need accessories to go with a particular outfit or a piece of furniture to fit a specific space in your home. We can work with you to design something truly unique. You’ll be able to discuss your ideas, likes and dislikes with the Maker and together create a piece of craft, handmade for you.
This is just a first step, so don't worry, there’ll be plenty of chances to discuss details before finalising a commission.