I’m a Yorkshire based artist working with embroidery in my studio near the sea in Scarborough. Using fabric and thread, I create textile drawings and objects that tell stories. These stories often have an autobiographical theme, exploring mental health and my childhood memories. The common theme that runs throughout my practice is memory; creating stories about my own experiences that engage the viewer.

Embroidery in Lockdown – A Video Commission from WOVEN

I work with a range of traditional textile techniques like hand embroidery, appliqué and English Patchwork, combining them with the digitally embroidered drawings using my Pfaff Creative 3.0 sewing and embroidery machine.

My work has been exhibited in museums and heritage sites throughout the north including Whitby Museum, Sunny Bank Mills and the Thackray Medical Museum. I have created site specific installations that explore museum and heritage collections, allowing audiences to explore the history of objects in an innovative way.

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