About My Textile Art
I grew up in a dressmaking family with the touch and feel of textiles.
I made clothes for myself and my dolls. I could
before I learned to read or write; and have been doing so ever since.
I spin and
dye my own yarns and am exploring different fibres, including
I am excited by colour and texture, fabric and fibre. My work
is usually media led; often abstract.
I love to invent and explore; and to mix and (mis)match, sometimes
disparate, media and techniques, frequently making recycled
I knit with plastic
carrier bags, combine papier
maché with fibre,
knitting with emulsion
fabric with felted
human hair and cat
fur, and even spin with newspaper. Many of my pieces
glow in the
dark. I also like to play with digital art.
| I have
been taught and inspired by many textile artists and started
taking myself seriously as a textile
artist at the beginning of 2004. In 2005 I founded
Stitch 'n' Bitch. From 2006 to 2008, when I retired,
I had numerous knitwear
designs published. Some of my patterns
are available on this site. You can see these in my portfolio.
My new group, Cool
to Knit, as well as teaching, is also creating knitted
graffiti (kniffiti) for fun and to cheer up our environment.
Currently, I am working on a collection, inspired by the work
| I have
recently added my fiction
to this site. I hope you enjoy it.
My other web site is Relationshipscentral.
(Note my design for my book cover).