For as long as I can remember I have been working with fabric and thread. These skills were passed down by my paternal grandmother who didn’t always appreciate my efforts, especially when I deconstructed my clothes and soft furnishings to see how they were made.
Things have changed since those early days but I still love to experiment with textiles. I use them to tell stories about my life, produce commission pieces for other artists and teach people the skills that I learned as a child. My work combines traditional techniques with digital embroidery and sculptural elements, transforming them into textile drawings and objects.
October 2012 – October 2014, Manchester Metropolitan University, MA Textiles
September 2003 – June 2006, University of Huddersfield, BA (Hons) Textile Crafts
September – November 2018, Whitby Museum, Archive & Other Stories
May – July 2017, Sunny Bank Mills, Weave // Fragments
March – June 2017, Thackray Medical Museum, Thackray Uncovered
October – November 2016, Leeds City Museum, Going Sane? An Archive
August 2016, Inkwell Arts, Shoddy, a Disability Arts Project
July 2016, Kirkstall Art Trail
July – August 2016, Café Lux, Pudsey, Inside my Mind
May 2016 – Planetine, Leeds Corn Exchange
April 2016, Byram Arcade, Huddersfield, Going Sane?
January – March 2016, Lotte Inch Gallery, Made to Measure
October 2015, White Cloth Gallery, What I Might Have Said, White Cloth Gallery
August 2015, Left Bank, Space & Place