I have always loved art and have been drawing and painting for as long as I can remember! When my two daughters had grown up, I joined a local art group run by Barbara Pearman which broadened my horizons and opened my eyes to new possibilities. I had already done a correspondence course with the Open College of Arts on Art and Design covering topics such as painting, drawing, sculpture, graphics and textiles and it was the inspiration of my tutor, Jane de Sausmarez, that encouraged me to look around for a structured textiles course. I completed my City and Guilds Level 2 Textile Decoration course in 2009 at Missenden Abbey and since then have been experimenting with many different techniques, such as space-dyeing, ice-cube dyeing, shibori and indigo dyeing. Take a look at my samples on the following pages.
Inspiration comes from a wide variety of sources; native arts from around the world, nature and great artists such as Kandinsky, Klimt and Vincent Van Gogh to name but a few. My passion is passing on my knowledge and expertise, inspiring others to create their own unique designs.
I run block printing and fabric dyeing workshops to small groups of adults and children, either for parties or recreation. Details can be found on the Workshops page. Shisha/Indian Embroidery workshop now available.
I shall be teaching more Block-Printing and Fabric Dyeing workshops in 2017, using Colouricious's wonderful array of wooden blocks at some of the major textile shows around the UK. Follow the links provided below.
The WI Fair at Alexandra Palace on 1st April 2017
Indigo dyeing Sunday Special workshop at Queens Park Art Centre, Aylesbury on 6th August 2017
The Festival of Quilts on 12th August 2017
Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace in October 2017
January has seen the first of my block printing workshops for a couple of U3A groups. A few samples of work are shown below and I shall be posting more on my Facebook page shortly. If you are involved with a u3a group and think they may be interested in one of my workshops, I would love to hear from you!
I shall be exhibiting at Queens Park Art Centre, Aylesbury during the two weeks of Bucks Open Studios again this year.
I am now selling packs of my hand-dyed and printed fabrics on the Products page. Please visit for details
Member of the Visual Images Group