I have been producing collections of unique knitwear and knitted textile pieces for more than 30 years. My work is very eclectic and experimental, and I have an obsession with pattern and colour. My designs are often inspired by my extensive research into historical and ethnic costume and my own collection of vintage fabrics. Ideas and inspirations are developed in my sketchbooks and moodboards, and I see these as an intrinsic part of my work. I love to draw – especially fashion illustrations and garment details.
I was the Course Leader for Mixed Media Textiles at Bath Spa University for 14 years and have a huge experience in teaching across a wide range of textile techniques including hand and machine knitting, embroidery, digital/ screen print and feltmaking.
I show my collections at Premiere Vision in Paris and recently produced a range of sweaters and large inspirational textile pieces for the fashion industry.
Current clients include Missoni, Etro and Shrimps.
4 The Woodlands