The way that design was taught at my school meant that I spent 5 years learning ceramics but I also enjoyed making things from cloth and yarn. It seemed natural for me therefore , studying for a degree in Fine Art, that I should make pictures using as many layers of cloth and stitch as layers of canvas and paint.
After graduating I returned to the earlier preoccupation of ceramics and spent many years as a studio potter and teaching craft. Ten years followed as a full time mum and so it was 20 years before I came back to textiles. A move to Northumberland and a tour of the Outer Hebrides sparked an interest in the rich heritage of the Harris Tweed Industry and soon I was experimenting on a table loom, exploring what to me was an exciting new way of using yarn.
I now weave on an eight shaft countermarch floor loom producing collections of scarves, blankets and rugs.