About The Artist

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I am mad about fabric, stitch and colour and I combine all those things in every picture I create. I was taught to sew by my Grandmother before taking formal qualifications culminating in a BA (HONS) History of Design with Textile Practice and MA Textiles.

As a Textile Artist I specialise in free motion machine embroidery, creating original art and commissions. I am inspired by the architecture and wildlife I come across on my walks, trips and cycle rides. I use a camera or quick sketch to capture the moment. My home studio is where the real creativity happens and I am surrounded by big piles of gloriously textured and coloured fabrics that are my artist’s palette.

Originally from Surrey, England, I now 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.

Picture Commissions

Thatched Suffolk Cottage
Framed picture, Musical Notes, Scottish Saltire, Sea, Eiffel Tower, flags, Robert Burns poem

Do you need a very special and unique gift? Or perhaps you want to celebrate a place or events in your own life?

I take commissions to create stitched pictures of special buildings – wedding venues, homes or places significant to you. I just need you to supply a good photo to work from then I go to work with stitch magic to create your bespoke masterpiece. If you would like personal words or a house name included then that’s just fine too.

I also create celebration pictures in fabric too. These are life stories in stitch and contain all the loves, likes, hobbies, travel, and anything else significant about the person.  They make great birthday and anniversary gifts.

If you would like to inquire about a commission then please do contact me for more information and to discuss your requirements.

All commissions come framed and I will provide a quote for courier postage if you require it.

Workshops and Events

Come and explore my wonderful creative world at one of my free motion machine embroidery workshops. I love telling stories through stitch and use my machine needle like a pencil to draw onto fabric making pictures to reflect the places I see and the people I meet.

You can learn this technique too at one of my small size workshops. I will take you through everything from setting up the machine to helping you produce a finished picture.

I run hand embroidery ‘Slow stitch’ Workshops, which provide a calm and relaxed time to escape the busy world, creating a piece of work using a few simple hand stitches.

Lampshade making workshops range from covering a frame with a piece of pretty fabric to using either hand or machine embroidery to make your own unique fabric shade.

Workshops are hosted in a variety of locations. All materials are provided and refreshments are available.

Please check out the events calendar to see when the next workshops scheduled or if you are part of a group and would like to book me to run a workshop or do a talk/demo then get in touch.

Latest News

Biggar Embroiderer’s Guild at New Lanark.

There is still time to go and see the amazing work of Biggar Embroiderer’s Guild who are celebrating their 40th Birthday this month. I am a relatively new member of the Guild but I’m delighted to have two pictures (Pink Sky and Telephone Box) featured in the exhibition.