With previous experience working in the Textile Industry and for the Laura Ashley Design Service I decided in 2010 that I wanted to follow my own dream. By collating my experiences and love of beautiful new and vintage fabrics, embellishment and decoration I have created my own textile and art collection.
The collection includes original hand-embroidered and free machine stitch designs, all lovingly designed and created to adorn you and your home.
Inspiration for the collection comes from nature, the outdoors and the quirkiness of everyday life. Walks in the british countryside, tea at the farm shop and visits to steam fairs have all influenced the current range. A love for vintage tractors sparked an interest in collecting rusty washer’s, springs and nuts! Studying an old tractor wheel inspired the creation of a corsage and the collection simply grew from that point onwards, the washers are now intricately sewn into many of the corsages adding a wonderful contrast to the luxurious fabrics and felts.
I graduated in 2006 from De Montfort University, Leicester with first class honours in Textile Design and now work from my Leicestershire studio. Hugely important to me is the use of quality products from handmade felts; hand dyed antique lace, beautiful linens and cottons. I also embraces the idea of recycling and never throw anything away, deconstructing old items giving new life to buttons, lace, ribbons and old vintage fabrics is a real joy.
I also use my textile methods combined with traditional paint techniques to create mixed media wall art, much of which captures the memory of a treasured location. I became a selected member of the Leicester Society of Artists in 2007 and exhibit with them twice a year at New Walk Musuem, Leicester. For more details about these events and others please see the events page.