Where I started
I started out with the support of The Princes Trust in 2012, after completing my BA Hons degree in Surface and Textiles Design. I also studied City and Guilds interior design, where I learnt technical drawing. I enjoy combining the two skills of sewing and technical drawing together to create bespoke and individual works of art. I am drawn towards architecture and I appreciate all the different periods and styles, which I have recreated in my work. My rabbit Benny first inspired me to stitch various animals and pets I enjoy capturing their personalities and emotions.
How I create my pieces
My pieces are made using a technique called free machine embroidery. this is where on a sewing machine you drop the feed feet and this allows free control over the stitch movement. I layer many different fabrics to create the colour and texture needed.
I am based in Horsham West Sussex, where I have lived for my whole life. Creativity runs in every person in my family. My mum was a textiles designer in London for many years, my dad was a graphic designer for many years too, my Nanna was a tailoress and my other grand parents spent hours teaching me wood work, knitting and drawing. I enjoy anything creative, in my free time I make bobbin lace and I dabble in pretty much any craft you can think of. I am a member of the National Trust and spend most weekends with my partner looking around at the architecture, interior design and the wildlife in the grounds. Many visits have influenced my designs.
I enjoy working closely with my clients to create their dream pieces of wall art.