Although I have worked with and studied textiles over many years, my practice in quilt making is more recent. I am thoroughly enjoying discovering all I can about this wonderful arts and crafts practice.
I studied textiles at Manchester Polytechnic (as it was known back then!), and specialised in embroidered textiles. I went on to teach textile design and drawing in further education.
In my recent work I have challenged myself to make quilts from repurposed and recycled materials, mostly generated from my own home and family. I enjoy the challenge to make a beautiful fabric from limited materials. My main aim is to make quilts which are functional- which can be used to give warmth and comfort. However, the nature of patchwork and quilting techniques also opens a whole world of pattern and colour.
I am continually learning. Each quilt I have made has posed different challenges and has pushed forward my knowledge of techniques.
Find out more:
Website - http://www.keepstitching.co.uk
Instagram - http://www.instagram.com/keepstitchinguk
Pinterest - http://www.pinterest.co.uk/keepstitchinguk
TALKS & WORKSHOPS: "Colour for the Quilt Maker" and "Keep Stitching"
My aim to share my joy of quilt making, inspire others and promote stitching for all ages and abilities.
Please contact me if you are interested in me presenting a talk or workshop to your guild.