|Castle Textiles Exhibition|
My house move to York prevented me continuing onto Level 3 but I went to the Castle Textiles end of year exhibition and promptly signed up having never done any hand stitch before. The next two years were a very steep learning curve but very enjoyable. Over the following two years I completed Level 3 Diploma with support in the form of a bursary from City of York Branch Embroiderers Guild.
Along the way I have found myself leaning towards recycling, use of metals and metallic thread and indigo-dyeing, all of which are reflected in my work and in the frequent burns and cuts on my hands!
I cannot be called traditional; I love the abstract and tend to go off-piste, changing my mind frequently as I go along. I am drawn to strong colours and tactile materials and tend to work ‘big’.
I am now looking forward to developing the skills I have learnt in a less prescribed way, trying to work out of my comfort zone whilst continuing to use Picasso as my inspiration.
I can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org