Hayley’s love of textiles began when she was a child, sitting next to her grandma as she knitted clothing and darned wool socks. She started sewing at the age of five, adding a touch of style to her Sindy dolls and taking apart her clothes to see how they were made.
She has worked with museums and heritage sites across the north including Sunny Bank Mills in Farsley, Leeds and Whitby Museum. Her pieces combine traditional textile techniques with digital embroidery to create textile drawings and objects.
Her socially engaged practice has included projects working with The Booth Centre in Manchester and The Yorkshire Centre for Eating Disorders in Leeds. Hayley has also worked alongside artists like Ruth Singer as part of her Emotional Repair exhibition and on the internationally exhibited Grief Series with Ellie Harrison and Bethany Wells.