I prefer working with natural fibres and fabrics, dyeing and printing as a base for creative stitching and quilting, and have recently worked with African wax prints. In 2010, it was very exciting to have 2 pieces of my work included in the book "African Wax Print, A Textile Journey by Magie Relph & Robert Irwin.
My kimono made from indigo-dyed recycled tea-bags won first prize and the Amateur Award in the Quilt Creations section at the Festival of Quilts (NEC) 2008, and I have also exhibited with Sindano (Bury St Edmunds) and Uphill Artists (Weston-super-Mare).
As a member of the Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers I enjoy the challenge presented by a fleece for spinning and felting.
Over the last 2 years I have been learning to weave at Summer School in Cottenham, and I am excited by the idea of strip weaving and the use of various materials to create texture.
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