I began my training at Herefordshire Art College and completed a HND in Textiles and Fashion.
In 1997 I launched my business where I produce unique hand painted and printed silk and velvet accessories, experimenting and layering with various techniques including devore dye reduction, wax resist, screen printing and hand painting, stripping the cloth and adding further colours creating sumptuous fabrics.
I attained an MA in Textiles in 2001 at Birmingham University and a Cert-Ed in 2006. I deliver workshops in schools and lecture in Colleges and Universities as a visiting tutor encouraging students in exploration and development of techniques within printed textiles.
I am constantly developing my work and more recently I have been selling a range of lightweight hand dyed and hand printed aluminium and sterling silver jewellery ,which is widely exhibited through galleries and the Guilds throughout the UK.
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