I have worked in felt textiles since leaving modern language teaching in 2007.
I was drawn firstly by the apparent simplicity of a process which produces wonderful results. Then I looked further, researching the great history, breadth and the depth of the felt making tradition.
Now I delight in achieving a contemporary result through use of wide ranging and ever evolving techniques.
I work with unspun sheep’s wool fibre ranging from British and European rare breeds to fine Australian merino. The felting process bonds the wool with silks and other natural fibres. I explore a huge range of texture, form and colour, creating hand made sculptural objects, wall pieces and wearable items. I use traditional and contemporary wet felting and hand dyeing techniques and enjoy contrasting colours which migrate and transform during the process.
In 2011 I gained a City and Guilds qualification in Felt making and since then I have participated in workshops and master classes with internationally known textile artists.
I have exhibited in Leeds, York, North Yorkshire and Scotland.
I show and sell my work through exhibitions and online and work to commission; prices on request.