I am a textile artist working in the High Peak, UK. I have developed a technique for printing on fabric and then I use the printed material to create textile collages. These are appliquéd to a range of products including handmade book covers, shoulder bags, art aprons and my Stuff Stash. I also mount and frame my textile collages.
I work extensively in Art Journals which are made from recycled materials and have fabric covered bindings decorated with textile collage. The insides have signatures made from recycled envelopes which are embellished on a variety of themes including Artist, Garden, Travel, Frida, Art Deco, Alice, Weird, Rock, Goth and Steampunk. There are also place specific journals for Brighton, Paris, Italy, Spain, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, New Orleans and others.
I produce books with slip covers made from recycled materials which can be used for writing, making notes, drawing and jotting down ideas. I also have Address Books, Birthday Books and Diaries in my range.
I make books with recycled upholstery leather covers and a series of books with denim pockets on the covers for storing pencils and other writing paraphernalia.
I also take commissions for personalised items in my range.
I offer my products at Craft Fairs in both England and the Chicago area of America. A schedule of my planned events can be seen here. There is also a shop on this website.
I hold a variety of workshops at my home and also at other venues.
I am available to give talks and demonstrations.
I write a regular blog about my art and craft activities. Please sign up below to receive notifications of new blogs.
My work is on display and available for purchase in the following galleries:
Inspired by Artisans and Vintage, Blakemere Village, Cheshire
Creative Recycling Gallery, Chorlton
Cupola Contemporary Art , Hillsborough, Sheffield
Gallery 23, Stalybridge
My work can be seen online and has been featured in various magazines and journals:
Vintage Village Finds of the Fair, February 2013 click here
Craft & Design Magazine, May/June 2013, see blog May 2013
Sew Somerset, Summer 2013, see blog June 2013
Vintage Village, Trader's Profile, click here
Sew Somerset, Winter 2014, see blog January 2014
Haute Handbags, Spring 2014, see blog July 2014
The Art Market, Holmfirth - Artist profile
Artfest Chester - Artist Profile