I am primarily inspired by colour and the concept of light on colours. Through my work, I explore combinations of colours, shades and tones using a variety of medium. In fact it is the variety of techniques, materials and tools with which that interest me. I work with enamels and metals to create unique pieces of jewellery and figures. I work with wool to create felted pictures. I work with glass to create leaded and copper foil stained glass pictures and sun catchers.
I work with batik, hot wax resist mainly on tissue paper, sometimes on paper and fabric. I often add to my work with hand and machine embroidery. Landscape is my main inspiration which I also explore through felting.
I have been making and teaching lacemaking since 1981. I specialise in bobbin lacemaking though I also do some needle lace. I do Torchon which is made in many countries and regarded as a good type for beginners. I also do Bedfordshire and Bucks Point which are traditional English laces and have recently started to learn Milanese , which as its name suggests , is an Italian lace.
I use the traditional white and ecru thread but I also like to work in colour. I also like to do wall hanging, framed work and fans as well as the usual handkerchiefs.
I was commissioned to write ”Torchon Lace a Manual of Techniques.” which was published in in 1991and has been in print ever since.
My display will feature samples of a variety of laces and I will have a Torchon bookmark on my lace pillow to demonstrate the techniques which apply to all bobbin laces.
I’m an artist inspired by sacred geometry and the beauty of the cosmos. I use acrylic paint to create pieces of galactic artwork on clay, canvas, clothing, furniture and anything else I can get my hands on.