I am mad about fabric, stitch and colour. I wear lots of colour as well as use it liberally in my pictures. I put my heart and soul into any picture I create and the need to sew and free motion embroider is so strong that it feels like it runs in my blood.
I was taught to sew by my Grandmother and we had lots of fun making outrageous dresses. At school I developed my interest further and took a GCSE and an A Level in Textiles. While there I started to learn about free motion embroidery, using a sturdy Bernina to create my designs. I have fond memories of those days and that sewing machine.
I went onto University and studied a BA (HONS) History of Design with Textile Practice and MA Textiles. I discovered a love of architecture which means that I now take more photos of random barns, bits of stone, windows etc than I do of my two boys. Sometimes I can get the boys in front of the random stone etc so we are covering all bases. I also looked at the construction of corsets through the ages and investigated how clothing is displayed in museums.
Since leaving those carefree student years behind I have been self employed as a dressmaker, baby blanket maker and finally after a break to look after said babies I am now doing what I really really love – free motion embroidery.
I live in Lanark, Scotland, with my husband and 2 boys. I love the outdoors, walking, cycling, forest school and yoga.
I care deeply about every picture I make and invest a lot of time getting it right for my clients. I love to tell people’s stories through stitch and I look forward to creating yours. Please contact me to discuss a commission and have a colourful free motion embroidery picture in your life or to give as a gift.