I was brought up in the county of Suffolk and loved my surroundings, especially the flora and fauna. Dyslexia hampered my schooling, but I was always able to make things.
After training as a Nursery Nurse, then a Nutritional Therapist I developed a passion for silk. While taking part in several silk painting, dyeing and batik courses, I learned to embroider and machine stitch. After being widowed in 1997 I began my City and Guilds Creative Embroidery Diploma. Manipulation, colour and stitch have led several of my subsequent projects along with my passion about the corruption of our seas.
My work at the moment is emotionally led by the exciting weekend spent with Diane Bates, who persuaded me to leave the natural world and create some designs from the silhouette of Sizewell Power Station. Combining these designs with the emotional colours of bereavement, stress and illness has been an interesting journey.
Colour and stitch have truly been my road to recovery.
I have used stitch to gain confidence and peace of mind after a particularly stressful time of ill health and family bereavement.
I have used some of the work created at an enjoyable workshop by Diane Bates to build designs based on Sizwell power station.