Having taught for 36 years, textiles and food technology ,and taking early retirement it has enabled me to dedicate more time to further my own creative skills but also pass on and spread my passion for creativity and to inspire others to be creative.
I have used a wide variety of materials – textiles, wire work, beading, ceramics, floristry and card making ,being the main ones. It is amazing the vast possibilities there are when using any material, wether it be two or three dimensional in structure.
Having taught textiles all my working career l still get extremely enthusiastic about starting a new project and creating something original and individual, either using simplistic techniques like hand embroidery or more slightly advanced ones such as freehand machine embroidery.
I have run workshops for a number of years to a wide variety of people and groups, done a number of demonstration, particularly for charity, and judged at local shows, and laterally volunteered to design and put together craft kits for vulnerable people during lockdown, to aid their well-being.
My passion for making “things “ dates back to my own school days and it is a real delight to be able to see others reach their potential, or push themselves out of their comfort zones at times, and for individuals to come to a workshop and leave feeling they have achieved something.