My interest in textiles started in my early teens, greatly encouraged by my mother.
I trained as a nurse, and health visitor in the late sixties, early seventies. In the 80's I built up a thriving patchwork supplies business, called Patches and was approached and asked to teach in Further Education.
I taught at Gloucestershire College for 20 years, developing and teaching City & Guilds Patchwork, Quilting and Design, and a wide range of Summer Schools, and Saturday workshops.
In addition I have taught many workshops to groups all over the country. It has been a real privilege to tutor and develop the skills of a vast number of students over the years. I really enjoy passing on my enthusiasm, passion, and knowledge.
Since 2004, I have taught in Dubai three times, also in Abu Dhabi. I was lucky enough to teach in Australia in the summer of 2008 and then in the Bahamas in May 2009.
I studied for the HNC in stitched textiles at Gloucestershire College, between 2003 and 2005 with Lyn Griffiths.
My work has been exhibited on a regular basis, and has won awards in many categories. I have also judged at national competition level.
In August 2010 we moved from Tewkesbury, to live in Cornwall. We feel really lucky to live in another gorgeous part of the country, with such wonderful sources of inspiration completely surrounding us. I am delighted to see that there is plenty of stitching going on down here.
I have been teaching some exciting and successful residential workshops just a mile from Mevagissey, I am having a break for a year, but will keep you informed about further details via the newsletter. A fresh programme of local classes will start again in September 2013. All details will be given in the monthly newsletter, as well as on the teaching page, as dates are confirmed.
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