I have learnt from a young age at school and from my Mother, and while doing my City and Guilds I became interested in Far Eastern Embroidery, which includes Shibori Techniques and Indian tie dying and manipulating fabrics. I love the countryside with its changing colours and textures and these provide me with plenty of inspiration for my work, and as I paint I also use this in my work. I get my ideas for shapes and patterns from from Wood Bark Flowers and Stonewalls and the countryside as a whole.
The Leather bag has been wrapped round large beads and stitched and fixed, I found soft leather works well in Shibori.
These pictures were done from a small chapel in York Minster, and are of the "The Kings Own Yorkshire Infantry" which was later amalgamated with other regiments and became now known as the Riffles.
This is an example of Silk Scarfs I have been tying and dying and heat fixing
This next piece is a cushion that I have dyed and arranged Ferns onto the fabric and put in the Sun.
I have also used Bambo leaves.
These next two pictures are of pieces of work which have been gathered and dyed and heat fixed.
Here I have experimented painting the fabric and embroidering serviettes and applying to make this picture
Here I have sun printed.
The following pictures are Commissions done with Baby Grows as Memorable Quilts.
This was also a commission.
I Exhibit independently with East Riding Artist and take part Pocklington Open Studios each year at the beginning of May, and my work can be seen on Pocklington Open Studios Facebook page. I do workshops and give occasional talks. I can be contacted on email@example.com